AFL Div 2 – Ratoath 2-10 v Walterstown 2-14

Walterstown were 4 points behind at half time in this match however a 2nd half fightback saw the men in black come away with the points.

The opening 10 minutes seen both sides trade early scores with the sides level at 2 points each with 10 minutes gone. Ratoath then opened up a 2 point gap scoring the next 2 points of the game before M.Reynolds added a further point for Walterstown 2 minutes later. Ratoath responded by increasing the gap back to 2 before A.Crosbie and R.Barry added 2 points for the blacks to bring the sides level again with 25 minutes gone. Ratoath however went in at the break 4 points ahead having scored 1-01 in the last 2 minutes of the half. Half Time score Ratoath 1-06 v Walterstown 0-5.

Walterstown came out flying in the second half and were soon level again with A.Crosbie scoring a point and M.O’Meara adding a goal inside the first 2 minutes of the half. P.Donnellan and R.McDonnell added 2 points to put Walterstown 2 points ahead before R.Barry added a 2nd goal for the blacks to open up a 5 point gap with just 6 minutes gone in the half. Ratoath responded well and had reduced the gap to just 2 points scoring the next 3 points of the game. Walterstown were determined not to let their lead slip and took control in the next 15 minutes with P.Donnellan adding 4 points to his tally, R.Barry and C.Reynolds also added further points for Walterstown opening up an 8 point gap with just 5 minutes left. Ratoath had a late rally scoring 1-01 in the last 5 minutes and only for some brilliant saves by C.Lydon in the last 3 minutes this result could have been very different. Walterstown however held out for the win – Full Time score Ratoath 2-10 v Walterstown 2-14

Walterstown Team: C.Lydon, A.McLoughlin, C.O’Sullivan, C.Reilly, M.McCormack, D.Reynolds, P.Reynolds, M.Reynolds, A.Crosbie, C.Reynolds, R.Reynolds, M.O’Meara, R.Barry P.Donnellan, R.McDonnell.

Sub: K.Ali for C.Reynolds 55 mins

 

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