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Cappagh Defeat Omagh In Minor Championship

Monday 12.08.2019
Team Talk Mag


Cappagh and Omagh minors served up a highly entertaining game of championship football on Monday evening before the home side got the better of  their neighbours 2-9 to 0-10.

In games like these with local pride at stake goals are always massive scores and Cappagh bagged two with the first one, real screamer from Oran Toal, coming right on the half time whistle.

Omagh enjoyed most of the possession in the opening half and with twenty minutes gone they deservedly led 0-4 to 0-1. Ben Bresnahan, Conor Turbett and Alex Mc Elhatton (2) with the Omagh scores while Brandon Quinn was on target for Cappagh.

With less than eight minutes of the first half remaining Michael Rafferty closed the gap with a fine point from play before  a fine Joe Mc Gurk score left one in it a minute later.

Cappagh began to create chances but they enjoyed a huge slice of good luck when Omagh broke from defence at pace before a rasping shot sailed just wide of the target and the gap remained a single point.

With the game heading towards half time Cappagh full forward Oran Toal gathered the ball some thirty yards from goal and after a strong run sent the ball to the net in off the post. In the context of such a tight game it was a huge score and sent the sides in at the break with Cappagh leading 1-3 to 0-4.

Cappagh introduced Caolan O’Hagan at the start of the second half . The home side hit the first two scores of the half through Mattie Cochrane and Patrick Corcoran. Omagh defender Tom Donaghy burst forward and took a point to reduce the gap to three but the game turned very much in Cappagh’s favour inside the next three minutes.

O’Hagan twisted and turned before finding the net and two minutes later goalkeeper Oran Grimes converted a forty five to put Cappagh six in front.

Omagh made changes in an attempt to get themselves back into the contest but they found the Cappagh defence almost impenetrable. Michael and John Rafferty, Oisin Mc Cann, Cathaoir Conway and Matthew Devlin were outstanding for the winners denying Omagh time and space on the ball.

The Omagh forwards took the wrong option far too often and they seemed hugely reluctant to shoot when in good positions. Alex Mc Elhatton, Tom Donaghy, Ben Bresnahan and  Cormac Taggart did land points for their team but with time running out they needed a goal. In spite of enjoying lots of possession they failed to create a real goal scoring chance.

Points from Joe Mc Gurk and Oran Toal ensured put their side further in front meaning that Omagh needed at least two goals to win the match but with time running out that looked less and less likely. Conor Peace, Cormac Taggart and Conor Turbett added points but it was too little too late and Cappagh sealed the win with another fine score from the boot of Toal.

Final score: Cappagh 2-9, Omagh 0-10



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