For those hoping to keep up to date with news from the last of the weekend’s fixtures the match between Eskra and Aghyaran has been delayed due to the absence of a referee but we will bring you half time and full time details once they become available.
The first half is almost over at Eskra and it is the visitors who have made the better start. It was a point each after four minutes but then Aghyaran got on a roll with two scores from Ronan Mc Namee and a Killian Dolan free left them four one ahead. Dolan again was on target from play but Peter Hughes got his and his side’s second point to leave three between the teams. As the game was heading toward half time Aghyaran hit two further points from Killian Dolan again and Johnny Mc Menamin to leave them 0-7 to 0-2 ahead.
The second half is under way and whatever was said in the Eskra changing room during the break seems to have worked as they are fastest out of the blocks. Two Peter Hughes frees close the gap to three and Aghyaran lead 0-7 to 0-4. Eskra continue to look more purposeful and a Paul Meegan point leaves them two behind 0-5 to 0-7. Just as the home side look like closing the gap further a Paddy Devenney point with 11 minutes remaining gives Aghyaran some breathing space as they lead 0-8 t0 0-5.
As the game enters the final ten minutes Eskra continue to press forward and are rewarded with a Peter Hughes point but Aghyaran respond with points from Aidan Connolly and Martin Penrose to lead ten points to six with nine minutes remaining. What looks like a difficult task for the home team becomes even harder when Michael Anderson gets his side’s eleventh point of the night to move them five ahead.
With five minutes on the clock Aghyaran are defending stoutly but another Peter Hughes free gives Eskra hope and the gap is now down to four points. Three between them now with time running out as Peter Hughes sends over another free for his team. 0-11 to 0-8 for Aghyaran. The gap is now two between them when Cormac Arkinson knocks over his first score of the night to leave it Eskra 0-9, Aghyaran 0-11 with time almost up. Ronan Mc Namee relieves the pressure on the visitors with the last score of the game and Aghyaran nick it by three on a final scoreline of 0-12 to 0-9.