Walterstown V Ratoath                 27th April

AFL Division 2 Round 5

Walterstown came up against league leaders Ratoath on Wednesday evening in found 5 of the AFL. This was a close encounter throughout the first half, with neither team building a lead. Walterstowns first goal of the game came via good link up play between Albin Crosbie and Brian O Connell. Ratoath when into the break four points to the good.

Half Time Score

Walterstown 1:04 Ratoath 1:08

Walterstown came out flying after the break and within a minute of the restart Brian O Connell bagged his second goal of the game. Three points in sucession saw Walterstown take the lead. Ratoath scored a point back but Paul Donnelan hit the back of the net again for the blacks which saw Walterstown take a 3:07 to 1:09 lead. This only seemed to spark Ratoath into life and they scored a goal of the own and another point to level the game half way though the second half. The momentum had now swung and after another goal for Ratoath, they were 4 points clear with 5 minutes remaining. Four points in the final minutes for Walterstown in the last few minutes were not enough to secure the victory.

Final Score Walterstown 3:12 Ratoath 3:14

For Walterstown: J Davis, D Reynolds, P Reynolds, A McLoughlin, C Reilly(0:01), M McCormack (0:02), C O Sullivan, A Crosbie (0:03), J Geoghegan, C Madden(0:02), B O Connell (2:03), C McGuinness, Paul Donnelan (1:00), C Farrelly, K Ali.

Subs R. Reynolds (0:01) for C Madden, M O Meara for M McCormack, C Madden for K.Ali.

Next Game: Round 6: Sunday 1st May St Michaels V Walterstown 3pm in Carlanstown.

League Position 9th.