St. Michaels / Nobber hold out for much needed victory
Sunday September 22nd 2019
U-15 FL Division 4, round 3
Full time: St. Michaels/Nobber 3-08, Summerhill 2-10,
Half time: St. Michaels/Nobber 3-03, Summerhill 0-04.
The north Meath combination of St. Michaels and Nobber survived a couple of late scares to collect their first points of this campaign in Carlanstown on Sunday morning.
They needed the steadying influence of Patrick Fitzsimons to get through this tough assignment as he split the posts for the winning point from a free in the second minute of injury time. The Summerhill lads made the home side work hard for their victory especially in the second half when they came from eight points down at half time to draw level in the 59th minute.
Aaron Gaffney opened the home sides account which was quickly followed by a Jakub Bidinski goal, Colin Condra found the back of the net after 20 minutes before Bidinski bagged his second major for a 3-3 to 0-4 half time lead. Fitzsimons and JoJo Ogungbe each pointed before the short whistle.
Summerhill were quickly off the mark in the second half and had added 2-3 to their tally by the end of the third quarter. Fitzsimons and Bidinski posted a point apiece to keep the home side ticking however Summerhill were on a roll and kept picking off their scores at will. Declan Reilly and Ogungbe both pointed but again the visitors kept plugging away adding points to tie the match at 2-10 to 3-7 with a minute of normal time remaining. Then the pressure from the St. Michaels / Nobber side yielded a free which Fitzsimons calmly slotted over for two valuable points.
St. Michaels / Nobber team & scorers:
Ben Forte; Rowland O’Reilly, Jack Moriarty, Jack Griffin; Scott Farrell, Eoghan Finnegan, Jamie Murray; JoJo Ogungbe (0-2), Jakub Bidinski (2-1); Conor Owens, Patrick Fitzsimons (0-3), Declan Reilly (0-1); Dylan Mooney, Aaron Gaffney (0-1), Colin Condra (1-0).
Subs: Gustas Povecivious for Reilly, Oisin Flanagan for Mooney, Cathal Walsh for Gaffney.
Referee: Padraig Boylan
Report: Pascal Reilly PRO