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Loughmacrory Through To Murphy’s Gloves Junior Semi Finals
Loughmacrory were forced to endure several tension filled minutes of injury time in their Murphy’s Gloves Junior Championship quarter final before finally getting the better of a very determined CNG on a score line of 1-5 to 0-7.
Both sides were very wasteful at times allowing themselves to be turned over or blocked just when a scoring chance had been created. Loughmacrory were probably the most wasteful but in truth both teams had chances to put clear daylight between the sides but lacked the quality to punish their opponents.
The opening twenty minutes were dominated by the Loch with Kerrie Ward clipping over two frees and centre back Niamh Fox executing a well rehearsed forty five routine before finishing the ball to the net. That score put Loch five clear and well set for a place in the last four.
However as we have seen so many times before in football Loughmacrory were unable to buy a score for the remainder of the half and CNG worked their way back into the game to leave a single point between them at the short whistle. Mairead Conwell (3), Saoirse Mc Cormack and Hannah Ward with the all important scores for CNG.
The second half attritional with both teams locked in a defensive contest. Conwell and Ward added a point apiece for CNG but a profligate Loch side just about managed to keep their noses in front with scores from Lisa Mc aleer and Aoibhean Mc Anespie.
Final score : Loughmacrory 1-5, CNG 0-7.