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Omagh v Coalisland Ends All Square

Sunday 11.09.2011
Team Talk Mag

Full time whistle blows and the game ends all square, another draw and Omagh will be the most disappointed of the two teams having had the better of the chances and played with a man extra for most of the second half. Coalisland will be delighted to be still in the competition as they showed considerable spirit to get themselves level in this one.

Stevie Mullan picks up a yellow card as Coalisland throw caution to the wind. They have a late chance with a twenty metre free. It looks like this could draw the game  and Paddy Mc Neice brings the sides level 1-7, 0-10.

There will be two minutes of additional time as Coalisland push hard to hold onto their championship crown but they have it all to do as the clock runs down.

Could Omagh be the first side to make it into the semi final? They have three minutes plus additional time and the game is now down to a point as Brian Toner closes the gap with a free 1-7 to 0-9.

Niall Kerr picks up a yellow card for Coalisland and Omagh look the team most likely as we enter the final four minutes of the game.

Peter Mc Gahan replaced by Stephen Curran for the closing minutes of this one.

A super score from Ronan O’Neill following a flowing move the length of the pitch puts them two ahead 1-7 to 0-8. Conor Mc Mahon comes on for Omagh.

It looks like Niall Kerr could be entering the game for Coalisland but as we wait for the change Hugh Gallagher strikes over a fine score to put Omagh a point ahead with 8 minutes left.

The game enters the final ten minutes and with so much at stake it is becoming more and more fractious especially with the prize of a place in the semi finals on offer.

Coalisland draw on their experience and craft to draw the game level with another fine point from Brian Toner and the game is all square again. Meanwhile Peter Donnelly receives a straight red for an off the ball incident and Coalisland are down to fourteen men.

Omagh win a free when Ronan O’Neill is fouled and the referee moves the ball forward following indiscipline in the Coalisland defence. O’Neill takes the free himself and puts Omagh into the lead again 1-5 to 0-7.

Coalisland draw the game level capitalising on a mistake in the Omagh defence and a brilliant run and finish from Stephen Mc Nally levels the game 1-4, 0-7.

It is a one point game but as so often happens the team playing into the breeze are playing the better football and as the scoreline shows this game is very closely contested.

Conor Starrs is to be replaced by Johnathan Mc Peake and Coalisland’s Brian Toner sends a free over the bar to narrow the gap again. Omagh 1-4, Coalisland 0-6.

Plunkett Kane and Conor Starrs pick up yellow cards and Paddy Mc Neice sends over Coalisland’s fifth point of the game six minutes into the second half.

Conan Grugan hits a fabulous point for Omagh as they extend their lead 1-4 to 0-4.

Omagh start with a 45m kick which is prevented from going over the bar by Coalisland keeper Johnny Curran.

The half time whistle sounds with the score at the break reading Omagh 1-3, Coalisland 0-4 with Conor Clarke in outstanding form around the middle of the field. This will be an interesting half time challenge for the Coalisland management team.

There will be at least one minute of additional time at the end of the first half and Omagh manager Paddy Crozier will be more than happy with what he has seen from his team as they control possession and distribution very effectively.

Stephen Mc Neice becomes the second man to have his name taken as the referee issues another yellow card in a game where the challenges have been competitive but fair.

Conor Clarke gets his second point of the evening with a well drilled shot. It looks like the big lad is well recovered from the injury he picked up against Donaghmore last time out. Omagh 1-3, Coalisland 0-4.

Omagh have a chance to extend their lead but Mc Carron misses the free. Plunkett Kane and Jason Mc Anulla enter the fray in place of Richard Thornton and Conor O’Donnell.

Twenty four minutes in and Conor O’Donnell picks up the first yellow card of the contest. Will this game mirror some of the others over this weekend with a plethora of cards.

Free for Brian Toner and he closes the gap from twenty five metres with an accurate kick, his side’s fourth point of the afternoon and the gap is now one point.

Ronan O’Neill ends Omagh’s barren spell with a lovely score and the score is now 1-2 to 0-3 in favour of Omagh.

Coalisland break well but Conor Bayne’s effort was partially blocked and went out for a 45m kick which will be taken by Coalisland’s goalkeeper Johnny Curran but the effort sails wide.

Another chance of a score for Omagh breaks down with Cathal Mc Carron fouling the ball and immediately Coalisland punish them with a fast break and a fine score from Eoghan Carberry to leave it 1-1 to 0-3 in favour of Omagh.

Coalisland are struggling to cope with the breeze and are failing to make the best use of the elements as Patrick Mc Neice misses another chance but Eoghan Carberry makes amends with a fine score and it is now 1-1 to 0-2 for Omagh.

Omagh dominating possession and creating lots of space but the gap remains three points with almost ten minutes of the first half played.

Conor Clarke gets Omagh’s first point of the evening Omagh 1-1, Coalisland 0-1, seven minutes gone. Omagh playing well as they face the breeze.

Five minutes in and the wind is picking up as Coalisland have a free and Patrick Mc Niece opens Coalisland’s account. Omagh 1-0, C-island 0-1.

Goal for Omagh from Cathal Mc Carron in their first attack with a fantastic finish from the Omagh forward into the top right hand corner after good work from Ronan O’Neill. Omagh 1-0, Coalisland 0-0

Changes on both sides. Omagh’s Barry Tierney in for Conor Mc Mahon with three changes on the Coalisland team, in come Niall Fox, Richard Thornton and Stephen Mc Niece . will be bringing you live updates from Omagh v Coalisland in Dunmoyle from 6pm.  Unfortunately the game will not be on the radio tonight but we’ll keep you right up to date with all of the action as holders Coalisland take on Omagh.  The winners will be the first team into this years Power NI Senior Football Championship semi final.



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