Walterstown Vs Drumbaragh
A League Div 3 Round 5 Walterstown Dec 10th 2019
Walterstown played host to Drumbaragh on a blustery Sunday morning. The pitch which was already wet was made worse by a sudden shower of sleet just before kickoff. Between the strong winds and the muddy ground conditions were not conducive for football. However both teams did contribute to an exciting match. Drumbaragh got the first point after only a minute. They held onto the lead even though Walterstown kept them in their sights until the 25th minute when Drumbaragh scored a goal and point to finish the half four points ahead on a score-line of 1-6 to 0-5.
In the second half Walterstown upped their game and narrowed the gap to a goal. However when they lost keeper John Davis to a straight red after 10 minutes their dreams of making a comeback looked dead. Strangely however as sometimes happens Walterstown’s 14 men seemed to up their game while Drumbaragh seemed uncertain about how to use their spare man. In the 14th minute Walterstown’s John Geoghegan came to the rescue when his speculative long-range effort slipped under the crossbar for an unlikely goal. The teams were now level on 1-7 apiece. Walterstown continued to attack and when Aron McLoughlin’s under-hit shot slipped past the Drumbaragh keeper they found themselves a goal up. Then Drumbaragh were awarded a penalty in the 29th minute which was duly converted to leave the teams level. Walterstown had several opportunities to score a final point but when referee Gerry O’ Brien blew for full time both teams were probably happy to share the spoils.
Full Time Walterstown 2:07 Drumbarragh 2:07
For Walterstown: John Davis, Eoin O Mahony, Conor Cullen, Colm Reilly, Cathal McGuinness, Davy Reynolds, Davy Donnellan(0-1), Alban Crosbie( 0-3, 2F), Conor O Sullivan, Mark McCormack, John Geoghegan (1-1), Adam Treanor, Aron McLoughlin (1-1), Joey Coogan(0-1F), Conor Farrelly
Subs Stephen Davis for Cathal McGuinness, Conor Lenehan for Adam Treanor.
Next Round : St Vincents V Walterstown Sunday 24th March @ 11am
Table Position : 3rd
Form Guide : L W W W D
Meath Daily TV were at the game, and the video footage is from their website.