Glenn GAC shot Down

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Glenn GAC shot Down thumbnailGLENN were beaten in Friday’s Division One encounter by four points. BM2501

Glen 1-09 Downpatrick 1-13


GLENN played hosts to Downpatrick on a sunny but breezy Friday night at John Martin Park and the loss of Niall McParland and Shay Millar through injury was always going to make things difficult for the home side.
It took both sides a while to get started and the game was in the 7th minute before Downpatrick opened the scoring through Peter Turley and they added another few minutes later when a Mick Magee effort was blocked, the rebound found Conor McGrady and he fired over.
Ronan Millar got Glenn off the mark in the 13th minute when he scored from play, but a good spell from the visitors saw them score three in a row, Jonathan Bell set up Mick Magee for the first, and a well worked more started by Conor McGrady saw him finish it off with a good score following nice play from Peter Turley and Conor Doherty, and Owen McEvoy put them 5-1 ahead following a Jonathan Bell pass.
But Glenn soon settled and they had Downpatrick under a lot of pressure.
A foul on Ronan Millar saw Mattie Bagnall convert the free, Jack McCartan got one from play before Mattie Bagnall lit over two more frees to leave things all square at the break. Half time score Glenn 0-5 Downpatrick 0-5.
Downpatrick went back in front from the throw-in when a long ball from midfielder Kevin Gracey broke to Mick Magee and he slotted over, but Glenn were soon revel when Jack McCartan found James Friel, ad from an angle he fired over an excellent score.
Downpatrick had the ball in the Glenn net after eight minutes when Kevin Gracey put Mick Magee and his shot gave Glenn Keeper John O'Hare no chance.
But from the kick-out Glenn won possession, following a well worked five man move Ronan Millar drove home a brilliant goal which went in via the under-side of the cross-bae to level things again.
A good Peter Turley solo run set-up Mick Magee for a Downpatrick point, but Cormac Clarke soon levelled following a Dylan Bagnall pass, but the visitor's strength and determination soon showed.
Points followed from Mick Magee, Rory Quinn and Mick Magee again putting them three ahead, Downpatrick created a lot of chances, but some of their finishing was off target.
They did go further ahead with scores from Taylor Lauden and a Mick Magee free seeing their lead by five.
Glenn did make a bit of a come-back, Ronan Millar slotted over a free and Tiernan Byrne set up Gavin McParland for another but it was never going to be enough, Gareth Trainor finished the scoring with a Downpatrick point deep in injury time to see the visitors run out deserving winners.
Next up for Glenn is a difficult trip to Castlewellan while Downpatrick plays hosts to Clonduff.
Glenn: John O'Hare, Conor Cranney, Kevin Rice, Rory O'Brien, Denis Murtagh, Tiernan O'Brien, James Friel (0-1), Michael Turley, Cormac Clarke (0-1), Dylan Bagnall, Mattie Bagnall (0.3), Stevie Clarke, Ronan Millar (1.2), Tiernan Byrne and Jack McCartan. Subs used: Gavin McParland (0-1) and Jack Hughes.
Downpatrick: Peter Telford, Conal McNabb, Anthony Doherty, Damien Braniff, Taylor Lauden (0-1), Damien Turley, Jonathan Bell, Kevin Gracey, Conor Doherty, Rory Quinn (0-1), Owen McEvoy (0-1),
Conor McGrady (0-2), Peter Turley (0-1), Gareth Trainor (0-1) and Mick Magee (1-6). Subs used: Martin Robinson.
Referee: Paul Faloon (Drumgath)


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