Davitts minor team retained the top spot in Div 2 of the League after a hard fought 3-6 to 1-8 victory over Kiltimagh in Kiltimagh on Friday evening. Davitts, minus the services of injured county minor Liam Noone, showed real battling qualities to see off their opponents in a game that really could have gone either way.
Davitts led by a point at the break, 1-3 to 1-2, the goal coming from midfielder Thomas Waldron, burying the rebound after his penalty kick was saved by the Kiltimagh keeper. Kiltimagh though, were the more impressive team in that first half and would have been leading but for some very poor shooting.
Like the first half, the exchanges were very competitive in the second period and it looked like the homeside were edging towards victory but the Davitts lads displayed admirable spirit and two late goals from Jack Rodgers and Gerald Griffin swung the game in their favour.
A great team display by Davitts but special mention must go to Dylan Keadin, Donal Ronayne, Jack Rodgers, Thomas Waldron, William Freeley and man of the match Matthew Trench who ran himself to a standstill in his first game back after injury.
Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Dylan Keadin, Donal Ronayne, Dylan Higgins, Jack Rodgers (1-0), Padraig Mangan, John Huane, Thomas Waldron (1-3), William Freeley, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Hennelly, Evan Ronayne (0-2), Gerald Griffin (1-0), Michael Clarke (0-1), Matthew Trench. Subs used: Richie O Connor, Liam Connolly.