Rathnew come late to finish Hollywood
Own goal gives Villagers breathing space
1-09 1-15 HOLLYWOOD RATHNEW
ANOTHER WIN for Rathnew to keep them up there with the leaders in Division 1 of the Campus Oil League but the champions of 2013 got it much harder than the final score line would suggest.
Home comforts were certainly a help to Hollywood and they managed to set the pace for much of the first half.
Keith Peppard opened the scoring with a point in the second minute but Edward Doyle equalised. That set the pattern; points by Tom Kelly and Tony Hannon were cancelled out by two from great veteran Tommy Gill; when Keith Peppard and Ed Doyle exchanged points the sides were level for a third time.
After a point from a Tony Hannon free, Hollywood missed a great chance of a goal. Centre half back Nicky Mernagh levelled the game for a fourth time and Ed Doyle, who was having a great game, pointed to put Rathnew in front for the first time in the 28th minute.
Then on the stroke of the half hour Ross O'Brien was penalised for a foot block on Peppard and Hannon blasted the penalty to the net. Half time - Hollywood 1-5; Rathnew 0-6. Quick points by Doyle and Tommy Gill levelled the game again on the restart but the trusty boot of Tony Hannon restored the Hollywood lead - and so the game continued.
Ed Doyle had a great chance of a goal in the 41st minute but his shot came back off the post.
As the game entered the last quarter a point by Conor Burke brought the sides level for the eighth time. Then disaster struck for Hollywood when they conceded an own goal.
It was the straw that broke the camel's back and Rathnew went on to hold the edge in the final 10 minutes. James Stafford, Leighton Glynn and Gill added more points to seal victory.
Scorers Rathnew - Edward Doyle 0-6, Tommy Gill 0-5, Leighton Glynn and Nicky Mernagh 0-2 each, plus one OG.
Hollywood - Tony Hannon 1-5, Keith Peppard 0-2, Conor Burke and Tom Kelly 0-1 each.
Rathnew’s Peter Dignam is beaten by Tony Hannon’s penalty in the SFL Division 1.
John Manley gethers the ball as Tony Hannon closes in during the SFL Division 1 clash.
Rathnew’s Mark Doyle gets away from Hollywood’s Paul Kelly.