A League Footballers Unlucky to Suffer another League Defeat
Trim A league footballers bad run of league results continued last night in St Loman’s park. Defeated by St Michaels in this back fixture that was cancelled on two occasions during February and March because of the bad weather. The weather was great in Trim last night, the sun was splitting the stones in St Loman’s park but unfortunately once again it did not shine for bright enough for the team in Red & White. Trim to the credit battled like tigers for the sixth four minutes that was played. This has been a feature of this young Trim side in every match they have gone behind early in the game but then manage claw themselves back into contention with hard work and great effort from every player.
Trim got on the score board first last night with a point from the boot of the very impressive seventeen year old Aaron Lynch. Lynch was once again the Trim sides best forward on the night and was a constant threat to the St Michael’s defence during this match. He eventually finished the match with a very impressive tally of one goal and seven points. Trim have conceded goals early in every league match this season and this did not change last night as St Michael’s first score of the match was a goal after just five minutes. This goal came from a lack of concentration from the Trim full back line who after clearing their lines let a Michael’s corner forward drift in behind them. St Michael’s midfielder launched a direct pass over the head of Trim corner back Rory McGrath who despairingly got a tap on the ball but the ball sailed into the hands of the corner who easily taped the ball to the net past the advancing Barry Callaghan in then Trim goals. St Michael’s added three points to this goal before the fifteenth minute answered only once by town side. This was to change in the next minute, Aaron Lynch got a ball and set off on a mazy run beating three defenders before blasting the ball to the St Michael’s net. Nigel Duignan added a point shortly after this great goal. St Michael’s then took control of this match and added another one goal and three points before the interval to leave five points between the sides at half time.
Half Time Score: Trim 1-4 St Michael’s 2-6
The second half started as the first finished with the Michael’s scoring a brace of unanswered points in the first three minutes of the second half. This now left seven points between the sides. Trim now needed to show the fighting spirit that they have showed during this league campaign and to their credit they did do this. They fought, scrapped and tackled like men possessed to gain the upper hand and between the thirty fourth and fifty first minute the reds registered six unanswered points. Four of the six coming from the boot of young Lunch who continued to impress and two from the veteran Owen McGrath. St Michaels had not scored since the thirty third minute but broke their duck twenty minutes later with a lovely point from play. Tried as they did Trim could never get the scores needed to get their noses in front to win this match. To be fair St Michael’s were the better team over the entire sixty four minutes and deserved to go home to Carlanstown with the two points.
Brendan Murphy and his management team will once again be very disappointed with the result but will also be encouraged with the endeavour and never say die attitude of his squad. If Brenan Mark , Barry and Demo can come up with a plan that stops their team conceding early scores , goals in particular, they can get themselves out of relagation trouble with five A leagues matches left to play. Blackhall Gaels visit St Loman’s park on Thursday night, this would be a great point to start on a winning run.
Trim Team & Scorers: Barry Callaghan,Rory McGrath,Ger Dwane,Cian Walsh,Declan Dowling,Daryl Phylan,Patrick Lennon,James Cullen,Sean Fitzgearld,Mark Murray,Nigle Duignan(0-2),Paul Munnelly,Brain Dowling,Owen McGrath(0-2), Aaron Lynch(1-7)
Subs: Francis Murphy for Fitzgerald H/T , Dimmy Higgins for Phylan 50mins Black Card