Disappointing Defeat For Junior B Footballers
Trim Junior B footballers were beaten in this round one championship match against a good Dunboyne team played in Ratoath on Saturday evening. The Trim lads will feel disappointed with the manner of this defeat as they gifted Dunboyne two goals at the start of the second half and in the middle third of the match which proved very costly when the referee blew the final whistle.
The match started slowly with both team finding it hard to gain and momentum or put any good passages of play together. Dunboyne opened the scoring with a fine point from play after two minutes. Then we had eight minutes of very poor finishing from both sides, Trim finally broke the deadlock and scored a point from a free from the boot of Eoin O’Connor. This was followed by another point from play from Kieran Giblin the Trim number twelve. Trim lead two points to one after fifteen minutes, this proved to be the only time during the match that the team in Red lead the match. Dunboyne then went on a bit of a scoring spree and notched four points before half time. Giblin again and Trim Full forward Alan Shine scored points to leave the score at half time five points to four.
Half Time Score: Dunboyne 0-5 Trim 0-4
The second half started with Dunboyne on the attack, they moved forward in a dangerous looking attack when Trim Captain and Centre back Connor McMorrow intercepted a pass on his own six yard line only to misplace his pass to an in rushing Dunboyne forward who blasted the ball past the helpless Alan Carey in the Trim Goals. Dunboyne then added two more points by the forty sixth minute to leave them in a very comfortable looking six point lead. Trim recovered slightly with a point from Dimmy Higgins. Then Disaster struck for the Trim rearguard again a long speculative ball was misjudged but the Trim fullback line and landed in the hands of the Dunboyne full forward six yards out, Alan Carey rushed off his line to try and narrow the angle of the shot but the Dunboyne forward kept his cool and sided footed the ball into the Trim Net. Dunboyne were now leading by 2-7 to 0-6 with just ten minutes left to play. Trim cut the lead to six with a lovely point from play from Eoin Sweeney. From the kick out Paul Munnelly fielded the ball hit a long high ball into the Dunboyne square which they did not deal with and Stephen Doyle bludgeoned the ball into the net. There were now only three points between the sides, to their credit Dunboyne did not panic and worked the ball up field to score two pints as time was nearly up . Trim were now down by five points with only a couple of minutes to play .David Murtagh scored a fine point to leave juts four between the teams. Dunboyne answered Murtaghs point with a point from a free. Trim won the kick out , Munnelly grabbed the ball, found Dimmy Higgins who rounded his marker and scored a great goal to leave just two between the sides. From the kick out the referee blew the final whistle.
To the Trim lads credit in the second half they never gave up and kept plugging away when all seemed lost. Fitness proved to be the wining of the match for Dunboyne, with a bit of hard work in the next few weeks I sure that Trim will get the result to get them selves back into championship contention.
Trim Team and Scorers : Alan Carey,Colm McGrath,Patrick Lennon,Cian Walsh,Kevin Nally,Connor McMorrow, David Murtagh(0-1) Paul Munnelley, Nigel Dignan,Kieran Giblin(0-2),Stephen Doyle(1-0)),Dimmy Higgins(1-1)Brian McKeown, Alan Shine0(-1),Eoin O’Connor(0-2) Subs Eoin Sweeney (0-1) For McKeown Dylan Finnerty for McGrath