Walterstown Vs Oldcastle A League Div 2 Sat 24th March in Walterstown
Walterstown played Oldcastle in the A League in Walterstown on Saturday. Both sides contributed to a good game of football in heavy conditions. Oldcastle got off to the better start in this game and were 1-1 to 0-0 ahead after 10 minutes. However Walterstown struck back quickly when a brilliant Sam McCabe pass found Brian O Connell 10 metres out, who duly slotted a nice goal. Further points by the excellent Robbie McDonnell and hard working midfielder Alan Wall left Walterstown 1-3 to 1-2 ahead, only for Oldcastle to reply with 2 quick points before half time. This left Oldcastle leading by a point at half time.
In the second half Oldcastle again started quickest wit a well taken goal after only a minute of the restart. From there both sides traded points with Oldcastle eventually going 5 points up with only 5 minutes to play. However after an intricate series of passes Walterstown sub Stephen Davis finished to the net to leave only 2 point between the team with 3 minutes to play. Oldcastle however kept their nerve to finish winners by 2-10 to 2-7. With the championship coming up, Walterstown however will be pleased by their performance as the team played well and could easily have won this game but for some missed chances.
Walterstown –Darragh Keegan, Eoin O Mahony, Conor Cullen, Dan Halligan, Mark Mc Cormack, Davy Donnellan, Paul Donnellan, Davy Reynolds, Alan Wall (0-1), Conor O Sullivan, Ruairí O Dowd,(0-1) Aron McLoughlin, Robbie McDonnell (0-2, 1 F), Brian O Connell (1-3, 3 F), Sam McCabe
Subs –Peter Reynolds for Dan Halligan, Stephen Davis (1-0) for A McLoughlin, Alban Crosbie for C O Sullivan, Conor Lenehan for Paul Donnellan.