Shil­le­lagh and An Tochar share spoils

Bray People - - SPORT -

Shil­le­lagh 1-12 An Tochar 2-09

THE TWO highly re­garded teams, Shil­le­lagh and An Tochar met in Round­wood on Satur­day in the first round of Divi­sion 2 of the SFL and fought out an ex­cit­ing draw.

A strong enough wind blow­ing straight into the town goal was al­ways go­ing to turn this into a game of two halves.

The home side had first use of the wind and ap­peared to be mak­ing good enough use of that ad­van­tage.

With min­utes to go to half-time Shil­le­lagh won a penalty and the ever re­li­able Paddy Byrne blasted Peter Byrne’s net.

With half of their hard-earned lead gone things were looking bad for the home side but a minute later they too won a penalty and their man of the match Luke Fer­gu­son did the need­ful to leave the half-time score An Tochar 2-6, Shil­le­lagh 1-3.

As ex­pcted Shil­le­lagh got on top in the sec­ond-half and point by point hauled back the deficit to draw level with just min­utes to go.

When Paddy Byrne sent over his sixth point of the match the Coollattin men were in front and looked to be home and dried.

In one last at­tack Luke Fer­gu­son sent over a point from a free to save the day for An Tochar.

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