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Moortown Stay in Division 1

Sunday 06.11.2011
Team Talk Mag

Full Time  – Moortown 1-9 Gortin 0-8.  Pauric Hagan slots a long range point for Moortown just to make sure.  Gortin will rue the missed chances in the first half (8 wides) and the fact that they failed to score in the second half.

Pauric Hagan fists over after a fifty yard pass from Brian McLarnon.  Gortin 0-8 Moortown 1-8

Anthony Devlin receives a hand pass from Ronan Devlin a kicks a neat point.  Moortown two clear.  Less than five to go.

Six to go in Cookstown.  Moortown still one point up.  Gortin haven’t scored in the second half.

47 mins – Moortown take the lead.  Ronan Devlin collects a pass from Pauric Hagan and slots the point.

They’re level again.  Colum Campbell kicks a free after Packie Quinn is pulled down.  Gortin 0-8 Moortown 1-5

Just a point between the teams now.  Brian McLarnon could have got a goal but he got enough on the block down to clip it over the bar.

Second half – Moortown are right back in the game thanks to a Daniel Quinn goal in the third minute.  Gortin 0-8 Moortown 1-3

Half Time – Gortin 0-8 Moortown 0-3 – Shane Clarke slices through the Moortown defense and kicks a lovely point shortly before Gavin Treanor thumps over a point from long range to put Gortin five clear.

27 mins – A huge Brian McGarvey point followed by a Diarmuid McNulty point from play eases Gortin three clear.

25 mins – Peter O’Neill puts Gortin back in front.  He collects a Kevin Mossey free off the ground and fists it over.  Gortin 0-4 Moortown 0-3

21 mins – Gortin are back level thanks to a Kevin Mossey 45.  Three points each.

17 mins – Moortown take the lead for the first time.  Pauric Hagan intercepts a Gortin pass runs twenty yards and kicks the point.  Moortown 0-3 Gortin 0-2

11 mins – Second free for Moortown.  Same result.  This time Colum Campbell kicks it over.  Gortin 0-2 Moortown 0-2

10 mins – Philip Muldoon slots a free for Moortown after Peter Devlin is tripped up.  Gortin 0-2 Moortown 0-1

7 mins – Gortin two points up thanks to scores from Peter Keenan and Diarmuid McNulty both from play.

A very decent crowd in Paddy Cullen Park Cookstown on a glorious November afternoon.  Cathal O’Hagan gets the game started.

It’s really a case of winner takes all in Cookstown this afternoon as Gortin take on Moortown for a place in the top flight in 2012. Twelve months ago Moortown overcame Kildress at the same venue and they will be hoping for a similar result this afternoon. On the other hand Gortin overcame a much fancied Galbally side last weekend and they will believe they have what it takes to do the business.



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