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Tyrone Narrowly Defeat Roscommon In Qualifiers.

Saturday 06.07.2013
Team Talk Mag

Tyrone are through to the next round of the qualifiers but they had to survive a real scare here in Hyde Park as Roscommon made a mockery of their performance against Mayo to push the Ulster men all the way. Indeed had it not been for some wayward shooting and outstanding Red Hand defence the Rossies could well have been heading into the next round.
Tyrone struggled to break down the home side’s defensive system in the first half but reached the break level at 0-5 to 1-02. Mickey Harte’s side began the second half in confident mood and with Darren Mc Curry leading the way Tyrone were soon in control. Roscommon looked dead and buried at that stage but the introduction of Senan Kilbride lifted them and they came mighty close to causing a considerable shock. However Tyrone managed to hang on by the skin of their teeth to win it by two.
It will be interesting to see how many of the pundits will now be calling for Roscommon to play in a second tier championship after that display.

Tyrone are through but only just as they hang on for the win at the end under tremendous pressure from Roscommon. final score Tyrone 0-12, Roscommon 1-07.

super block by Peter Harte and Tyrone win a free

Two minutes of additional time.

Further changes for Tyrone and Paddy Mc Neice replaces Mark Donnelly.

Kyle Coney comes into the game in place of Darren Mc Curry as we enter the closing stages.

Senan Kilbride comes on for Roscommon as we enter the last six minutes

Another free from Cregg and the gap is down to two points

Two quick Roscommon points and the gap is now three points,still a bit of work to do.

Tyrone sub: number 32 Sean Warnock replaces number 2 Ryan McKenna

A free from Cathal Cregg narrows the gap to five 0-12 to 1-4.

Tyrone number 13 Darren McCurry makes it 0-12 for the Red Hands when he kicks a point from a close range free! 55 min

Roscommon get their first point of the second half when number 10 Kevin Higgins kicks a nice long range point from play! 52 mins

Sean Cavanagh makes it 0-11 to 1-2 for Tyrone with a point from play.

Tyrone sub: number 30 Ronan O’Neill replaces number 15 Connor McAliskey! Hopefully he can do what he did last week.

Tyrone sub: number 19 Kevin Gallagher replaces number 10 Mattie Donnelly!

Martin Penrose gets his first score of the day and Tyrone lead 0-10 to 1-02

Mc Curry from play and Tyrone lead 0-9 to 1-2.

Same player and same result and Tyrone now lead by three points.

Another Mc Curry free and Tyrone lead 0-7 to 1-2

Darren Mc Curry free puts Tyrone one in front, are we surprised a Meath ref is letting the hits go?

Second half about to get under way, hopefully we will see improved Tyrone display and better refereeing, Tyrone face a huge challenge, time for leaders to step up

The Red Hands have kicked six first half wides in this half which is one more than Donegal have kicked over the course of two Ulster Championship matches. At this level shot selection and margins are very important.

Tyrone face the elements in the second period and will need to find a way through Roscommon’s packed defence.

Joe Mc Mahon effort saved but Tyrone’s Conor Mc Aliskey slots over a 45 to level the scores. Half time whistle blows.

The Red Hands make it a one point game with Mark Donnelly’s second score as one minute of additional time announced.

Tyrone respond with a point from Darren Mc Curry to narrow the gap to two as half time approaches

a Connor Devanney goal for Roscommon and Tyrone are three behind and in bother, six minutes of the first half left

despite playing ultra defensive Roscommon level the game with 25 minutes of the first half gone with a fisted point from Neil Collins, one thing is for sure Tyrone are in a real battle this week.

a second Tyrone point this time from Mark Donnelly on 22 minutes puts the Red Hands 0-02 to 0-01 in front

Tyrone draw level on 18 minutes with a free from Sean Cavanagh

Meath referee David Gough not winning any friends in Tyrone

Roscommon break the duck with a free from Conor Devanney and lead 0-01 to no score

14 minutes gone and still no score at Hyde Park

Ten minutes in and playing with the breeze but Tyrone still to score.

Home side working hard in defence, will they maintain that for seventy minutes?

Roscommon look well up for this one and have kicked three wides so far

Five minutes in and a few chances but still no score

It’s game on at Hyde Park and Joe Mc Mahon will captain Tyrone today.



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