Feile Shield first round
St.Comgall’s 1-2 Glenavy 8-6
St Joseph’s Glenavy U14s made the short trip on Sunday
morning to Allen Park, Antrim to play St Comgalls in the SW Antrim Feile
Shield, both sides keen to register a win following defeats in the previous week.
Despite the wintery conditions the 4G pitch at Allen Park meant there was little doubt about the game going ahead, although the failure of a referee to show did mean that the game threw in 15minutes late while both clubs consulted and agreed on St Comgalls officiating the first half and St.Joseph’s the second.
Glenavy got off to a bright start with some early direct attacks that resulted in the first goal. St Comgalls soon found their feet and after a spell of good pressure in the forward lines, as Glenavy found it difficult to clear their lines, the St Comgall’s attack pounced to get the equalising score.
Both sides traded scores over the next 5 minutes however the
direct running of the Glenavy players and good support play meant that they
were the team in the front foot and towards the end of the first half started
to pull away on the score board.
At the half time break it was Glenavy in the lead with a score of 4-2 to 1-1.
In the second half the conditions took a turn for the worse
with snow and wind making it difficult for both teams to play good football.
Glenavy picked up where they left off at half time and were
on the front foot. The forwards were enjoying plenty of ball as a result of a
strong defence who cut out several St Comgall’s attacks and played it simple in
the conditions to push their side forward. Unlike the previous week Glenavy
converted their chances to stretch their lead.
St Comgalls rallied towards the end however a mix of some good turnovers and the conditions making it very difficult to score kept Glenavy out in front.
At the final whistle Glenavy ran out winners on a score of 8-6 to 1-2.
Credit must go to both teams who produced some excellent
passages of football, playing competitively and sportingly to the final