Meath football A league Result, Trim 0-11, St Ultans 0-7
Trim travelled to Bohermeen on Saturday evening last with pep in their step. They were sporting their two intercounty football stars James Toher and Alan Douglas together for the first time this year. The home side were not phased though as they took the game to the Trim side and led them for the majority of the first half, the latter’s saviour being four pointed frees. The tight, resolute and hard hitting St Ultans defence left little room to move for the skittish Trim forwards up front who were responsible for some wayward shooting and time and time again were dispossessed in front of goal after exciting movements of the ball up the field. Ultan’s also failed to take advantage with three goal chances spurned early in the game. Were it not for the in form Trim’s defence with tight marking and quick movement of the ball from their zone the margin on the score board would have been greater heading in at half time.
St Ultans were faster out of the traps from the throw in and had two points on the scoreboard before Eoin O’Conner hit Trim’s first from a free in the eight minute. Both sides traded points in the ninth with James Cullen doing the honours for the Trim lads thus reducing the deficit to one point. The home side went two up again in the twelfth minute but Trim hit two consecutive points in the thirteenth minute, the first an O’Connor free and one from play from James Toher. After a scoring lapse of ten minutes for both sides the home side then went two up before James Toher fired one over from Trim and both O’Connor and Toher stuck again on the cusp of half time to leave a sides going in at 0-7 to 0-7 in favour of the Reds.
On the return of play St Ultans levelled with a point but from there to the end of the game the Trim took the initiative with four points on the trot, three from James Toher and one from Eoin O’Connor to leave the full time score at Trim 0-11, St Ulltan’s 0-7
The Trim team was Niall Murray, Declan Dowling, Luke Moran, Rory McGrath, Patrick Lennon, Shane Downes, Ciaran O’Rourke, Robert Bourke, Alan Douglas, Nigel Duignan, James Toher, Darryl Phelin, Robbie Kenny, James Cullen, Eoin O’Connor.
The Trim subs were Alan Carey, Ciaran Giblin, Conal McGrenra, Joe O’Donoghue, Alan Shine, Ryan Andrews, Conor McMorrow, David Murtagh, Sean Fitzgerald,
The Trim scorers were James Toher 0-6 (3 frees), Eoin O’Connor 0-4 (4 frees), James Cullen 0-1.