Lough Harps 2-0 Skyvalley Rovers
Ballinlough side Lough Harps completed the Division 2 Roscommon League and Cup double when they beat Skyvalley Rovers second side 2–0 at a wet and windy Roscommon and District Football League Grounds in Lecarrow on Sunday.
By Vincent Brooks
Both teams played some neat football and overall there was little between them. Playing with the wind in the first half Skyvalley Rovers came closest to scoring in the early stages with Mark Richardson Jack Moore and Andrew Phelan coming nearest. As the game approached half time a quick break by Jamie Reynolds Sean Moran and Darryl Conneely resulted in Adrian Cregg winning a penalty kick which he duly converted. While playing against the wind in the second half Skyvalley played really well for long spells but found it difficult to get past David McNamara Gerry Gallagher Michael Goulding and David Freyne. The Lough Harps Rory Mannion made four excellent saves to deny Damien Caulfield Lee Clogher Jack Moore and Brian Lennon. Finally Lough Harps scored the vital second goal near the end. A deep cross by Sean Moran reached Robert Cregg and the team captain gave Patrick Maleady no chance of saving with a good header.
Lough Harps: Rory Mannion, David Mc Namara, Michael Goulding, Gerry Gallagher, David Frayne, Stephen Comer, Sean Burke, Darryl Conneely, Jamie Reynolds, Adrian Cregg, Sean Moran.
Subs: Robert Cregg, Matt Cregg, Michael Flynn, Kevin Lynch, David Mc Cormack, Martin Mc Donagh, Gerard Browne
Managers: David Doherty John Connelly Michael Daly.
Skyvalley Rovers: Pat Maleady, Stephen Cooper, Michael Dolan, Brian Croffey, Brian Lennon, Damien Caulfield, Patrick Moore, Jack Moore, Andrew Phelan, Mark Richardson, Lee Clogher.
Subs: Sean Finneran, Nigel Brooks, John Galvin, Niall Mc Donnell, David Kiernan.
Managers Fintan Moore Declan Galvin