Bet­ter late than never as Seans sink St Pats

Mid Louth Independent - - SPORT -

SEAN O’Ma­ho­nys kicked four late points to snatch a dra­matic vic­tory over St Pa­tricks.

With just two min­utes re­main­ing on the clock the vis­i­tors led by two points, while the O’Ma­ho­nys had just been re­duced to 14 play­ers af­ter Stephen Kil­coyne was given his march­ing or­ders.

How­ever, it was the O’Ma­ho­nys who took in­spi­ra­tion from that set­back and re­sponded in im­pres­sive fash­ion as they lev­elled through John O’Brien and Conor Fin­negan be­fore the same two play­ers added in­jury-time points to give their side vic­tory.

The first half be­gan with the O’Ma­ho­nys in the as­cen­dancy and af­ter Stephen Fisher opened the scor­ing they fol­lowed up with three points from Stephen Kil­coyne.

The lead changed hands a cou­ple more times be­fore the break, how­ever, it was the Pats who fin­ished the half on top lead­ing by 0-7 to 0-6.

The sides were level at nine points apiece at the end of the third quar­ter, but the Pats looked to have made the de­ci­sive move when Danny O’Con­nor and Keenan gave them a two-point ad­van­tage.

How­ever, the Dun­dalk men dom­i­nated the clos­ing stages as O’Brien and Fin­negan fired over the last four scores to give their side an im­pres­sive vic­tory, their sec­ond of the cam­paign.

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