10 out of 10 for dogged Harps

posted 15 Jun 2018, 15:04 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 15 Jun 2018, 15:08 ]
SFL Division 1
Harps 0-12 Erne Gaels 1-6

With both teams severely understrength, it was always going to be a dogged affair in Harpland and the Harps came out of it 3 points to the good.

The opening period saw plenty of purpose, but the last pass or shot choice wasn't always the right one, with both teams hitting a number of early wides.  Ronan Cox opened the scoring from play for Erne Gaels before the Harps hit two on the bounce from Colm Jones and a Gavin McGovern free.  Dara Keown hit a free for Erne Gaels before Foss hit a beauty from practically under the scoreboard.  Decy was getting through a mountain of ball along with Keeves, and the Harps then hit points from Colm Jones (2 frees) and a Stephen Gilroy score after intercepting a short kick-out.  Keeves hit two on the bounce, quality scores from the #ClassyVeteran before Gareth Deery pointed from play for Erne Gaels as James Lewis blew for half time, with it 0-8 to 0-3.

Colm Jones pointed in the first minute of the second half before Erne Gaels showed their intent with second half substitute Luke Ryder causing bother, forcing Jack into making a point blank save before Dara Keown burst through to hit a superb goal into the top corner to leave three points in it.  Erne Gaels showed much more intensity in these opening ten minutes.  Then Foss started catching a few quality balls around the middle and Keeves settled things with some intelligent play.  Little Lee Jones made a typical lung-bursting run upfield and laid it off to Colm for another point before there was danger again in the goalmouth as Jack had to deflect a Ronan Cox effort over the bar.  The Harps then went upfield and Gavin McGovern forced James Hoey into action with a super save.  It had all been a bit frantic.  Gavin and Colm both pointed frees but Erne Gaels were lurking and after patient build-up, Luke Ryder pointed from play and then notched a free.  There followed about ten minutes of keep ball, probing, but no further scores and so it ended Harps 0-12 to Erne Gaels 1-6.

Ten wins from ten with the Harps squads severely stretched between Senior, Reserves and Thirds but all men putting their shoulder to the wheel.

Next up is Devenish away on Saturday 23rd June at 6.30pm #NoSteppingBack