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Late Goal Helps Ease Fintona Through Against Beragh.

Friday 16.09.2011
Team Talk Mag

Referee Dermot Monaghan sounds the full time whistle and Fintona are through to the last four, unfortunately for Beragh it is the end of the road.

A Fintona point deep in injury time from corner back Mark Mc Coole is followed almost immediately with a Paul Martin point. Fintona lead 2-9 to 1-7.

Fintona are down to fourteen men with time almost up as Jason Donnelly receives a second yellow card.

Excellent team goal from Fintona on 27 minutes as Paul Martin finishes to the net after great work from Niall Mellon and Mark Donnelly. Fintona lead 2-7 to 1-7.

Twenty three minutes played and that man Rodgers with his fifth point brings the sides level 1-7 apiece.

Eleven minutes remaining and it is all to play for.

Second half sub Niall Mc Namee has a great chance to level the game but is narrowly wide from 13 metres.

A second fortuitous goal this time for Beragh as a Martin Rodgers free is dropped over the line by Niall Donnelly. Fintona’s  lead is down to a point1-7, 1-6.

Niall Mellon showing well for Fintona and fists over his team’s seventh point of the evening.

Martin Rodgers fourth score of the evening midway through the half gives Beragh hope. Fintona 1-6, Beragh 0-6.

Jason Donnelly adds to the scoring with a nice finish and Niall Mellon hits the target to leave the score 1-6 to 0-5 for Fintona.

Eleven minutes in and Niall Mellon wins a free on the 13 metre line which Aaron Mc Carney sends over the bar. Fintona 1-4, Beragh 0-5.

Fourth minute of the half and a fortuitous goal for Fintona puts them 1-3 to 0-4 ahead. Mark Donnelly passes the ball across the square and it seems to come off Aaron Mc Carney and rolls into the net. Beragh’s response is a point from the boot of Martin Rodgers, his third of the night 1-3, 0-5.

The teams are out for the second half and there are no changes on either side.

Eddie Molloy misses a chance from forty metres to put Beragh ahead with the half time seconds away but when the ball breaks to him just before the break he makes no mistake and as the teams leave the pitch Beragh lead 0-4 to 0-3 but will face a stiff breeze in the second half.

Young Jason Donnelly brings the sides level with a lovely left footed strike after good play from Mark Donnelly. 0-3 apiece and one minute of additional time announced.

Beragh edge ahead with a fabulous kick from Martin Rodgers free, Beragh 0-3, Fintona 0-2.

With five minutes of the half remaining a Beragh attack results in the equalising score, a fine effort from Christopher Devlin.

The wind is picking up and Fintona are still dominating but have failed to add to their total.

Cathal Grimes is just wide with the resultant kick.

First forty five of the evening with nineteen minutes played as Beragh’s Martin Rodgers has his shot blocked.

Aaron Mc Carney is just wide with a thirty metre free as Beragh are struggling to win possession around the middle and Mark Donnelly narrowly misses on the next attack.

Cian Hamilton rattles the crossbar after picking up a rebound from Kevin Mc Girr.

A pass from Bernard Cassidy to Benny Mc Carney and Fintona lead 0-2 to 0-1, eleven minutes in.

Ten minutes in and a twenty five metre free from Martin Rodgers levels the game.

6 minutes in and Fintona’s first shot in anger is wide from Aaron Mc Carney but almost immediately Cian Hamilton opens the score on 7 minutes Fintona 0-1, Beragh 0-0

First yellow card of the night for Niall Mellon of Fintona, five minutes in, will it be a card fest like last week?

Wind assisted Beragh hit a second wide as both teams struggle to cope with the very slippy conditions.

First attack of the night and Martin Rodger’s is wide with a free from 40 metres.

With just over ten minutes to throw in Beragh Red Knights take to the field to find the playing surface very wet and heavy. There are one or two wet areas around the perimeter of the pitch, it is still raining but let’s hope that will not take away from what should be two entertaining games of football.

They may not have had the best of league campaigns this year but both Beragh and Fintona will have serious ambitions of reaching the Power NI Junior Football Championship Semi Final in 2011.  Join us LIVE from Healy Park at 7pm on Friday night to find out who will progress.



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