Mat­tock make win­ning start

Mat­tock Rangers Geraldines 2-9 1-10

Drogheda Independent - - SPORT -

GOALS from David Reid and James Cara­her ei­ther side of the break helped Mat­tock Rangers get off to a win­ning start as they claimed a three-point win over Geraldines at Hag­gard­stown.

Gers be­gan with the wind in their backs and had two points on the board in the early stages. How­ever, they failed to build on those scores af­ter be­ing un­able to take ad­van­tage of the greater share of pos­ses­sion.

The Mat­tock men made them pay as three suc­ces­sive points from David Reid saw them edge ahead.

The Gers re­sponded to the challenge and with the help of an ex­cel­lent Glen Trainor point they went two points clear. How­ever, Mat­tock had time to hit back and strike the first goal of the game through Reid to take a 1-4 to 0-5 lead into the in­ter­val.

Mat­tock ex­tended their lead early in the sec­ond half be­fore the hosts got a grip of the game, but again they failed to take ad­van­tage of their chances and will rue wast­ing a good goal op­por­tu­nity.

As a re­sult, the vis­i­tors re­mained in con­trol as the score­board read 1-9 to 0-9, be­fore Mike Englishby pulled off a fine save to deny Geraldines. Mat­tock took full ad­van­tage of that re­prieve when they went up the other end and hit the net through James Cara­her to make the game safe.

Jim McEneaney scored the Gers goal from a late penalty, but it was too lit­tle and too late to deny Mat­tock vic­tory.

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