All County Football B League Division 2 – Trim v Skryne
Result….. Trim 1-10, Skryne 3-8.
Trim’s B league side experienced their second defeat in this second round game in St Loman’s Park on Thursday night. Weather conditions were perfect but the underfoot conditions were very soft and difficult to play good football. Nevertheless both sides went at it ‘hammer and thongs’ and served up an exciting game.
Skryne raced out of the traps and were 1-1 up after five minutes. Centre forward Ciaran Joyce settled the Trim nerves with a point in the sixth minute and that was followed by a further four points from Eoin McGrath, Aaron Lynch, Declan Dowling and Joyce in a three minute period between the fourteenth and seventeenth. The visitors brought the game back on level terms with a point in the twentieth but the Trim lads had a superior final ten minutes banging over two points from veteran Eoin McGrath and the youngster Aaron Lynch. This left the half time score at Trim 0-7, Skryne 1-2.
On the resumption Skryne clocked up two points before Aaron Lynch landed a free in the sixth minute. The Tara men then had the better of the remainder of the third quarter and were rewarded with 1-1 to forge three points in front. There was a lapse in the scoring until the twentieth minute when Skryne once again upped the tempo and hit 1-2 in the space of four minutes. The Trim lads made a recovery of sorts when they immediately struck 1-1, the goal coming from the boot of Aaron Lynch and the point from centre half back Darryl Phelin to leave four points the difference with four minutes remaining. Both sides traded points in the final run in leaving the full time score at Trim 1-10, Skryne 3-8.
Other than the scorers the standout players for Trim were Alan Carey, Cian Walsh.
The Trim team was….Alan Carey, Eoin Englishby, Rory McGrath, Cian Walsh, Kevin Nally, Darryl Phelin, Declan Dowling, Mark Murray, James Cullen, Eoin Sweeney, Ciaran Joyce, Ciaran Giblin, Brian McKeown, Eoin McGrath, Aaron Lynch.
The Trim subs were….. Stephan Doyle, Conor McMorrow, Ciaran Giblin, Nigel Duignan, Conal McGrenra, Dimi Higgins, Alan Shine, Richie Murphy, Brian Dowling, Colm McGrath, Jamie Hackett, David Murtagh, Robert Finnegan.
The Trim scorers were…..Aaron Lynch 1-3 (1 free), Ciaran Joyce 0-2, Eoin McGrath 0-2, Declan Dowling 0-1, Darragh Phelin 0-1, Brian Dowling 0-1.