TERMON 1-10 V 0-08 FOUR MASTERS.
A goal in the 45th minute by first-half sub Conor Black proved the defining factor in this excellent Under 16 League Final. Black’s super solo effort gave Termon a five point lead at a vital stage and they managed to hold off a determined Four Masters team which never gave up.
Termon raced to a 0-04 to 0-01 lead in the opening thirteen minutes after Jack Alcorn had scored in the first minute and although Shay Travers levelled for Masters with a free , Aaron Reid , Kevin Mc Gettigan and Manus O Connell all kicked fine points from play to put Termon three in front.
Dermot Slevin’s free added a second point for Four Masters but O Connell and a excellent Mark Gallagher score had Termon 0-06 to 0-02 ahead in the sixteenth minute. Four Masters then had a good spell as Shay Travers free and a fine effort from Alex Mc Calmont left just two in it after twenty minutes.
Both teams were guilty of some poor finishing after this good opening period and the only score of the final ten minutes of the half came from Jamie Grant’with a towering effort from 35 yards to leave it 0-07 to 0-04 at half-time.
Charlie Collins reports from O Donnell Park
We had to wait until 13th minute the of the second-half for another score as both teams were wasteful in their finishing. Finally Four Masters scored , Alex Mc Calmont tapping over after a short free by Travers found him.
That left just two points in it but that was shortlived as a minute later Termon first-half sub Conor Black raced through and held off several tacklers before slamming the ball to the net and suddenly Termon were five points ahead.
That became six when Jack Alcorn converted an excellent free from near the touchline to make it 1-08 to 0-05. Dermot Slevin kicked two good frees inside two minutes to leave four points in it with six minutes left but back again came Termon with points by Bobbie Mc Gettigan and Aaron Reid to restore the six point lead.
To their credit Four Masters refused to accept defeat and kept pressing for the goal they needed but Termon’s defence held firm and when sub Mark Jordan got an angled shot on target Termon keeper Emmet Mc Quire made an excellent one-handed save to push the ball over the bar to leave the final score 1-10 to 0-08 in Termon’s favour. FOUR MASTERS. ; Oisín Mc Callig , Joe Leape , Senan Quinn , Christopher Gallagher , Darragh Geary , Jamie Gorrell , Andrew Monahan , Richard O Rourke , Alex Mc Calmont ( 0 -02 ) , Evan Gallagher , Shay Travers ( 0-02f ) , Carl Mc Cary , Ultan O Grady , Frank Cornym , Dermot Slevin ( 0-03f ). SUBS ; Mark Jordan ( 0-01 )for Monahan ( 48mins ) , Diarmuid o Domhnall for O Grady ( 48mins ) , O Grady for Gallagher ( 58mins ). TERMON : Emmet Mc Quire , Michael Trearty , Mark Toye , Kevin McGettigan ( 0-01 ) , Jamie Grant ( 0-01 ) , Marty Steele , Manus O Connell ( 0-02 ) , Bryan Mc Gettigan , Jack Alcorn ( 0-02 1f ) , Aaron Reid ( 0-02 ) , Patrick McDaid. , Conor Cassidy , Mark Gallagher ( 0-01 ) , Bobbie Mc Gettigan ( 0-01 ) , Aaron Gallagher. SUBS ; Conor Black ( 1 -0 ) for O Connell ( 23mins ) , Lorcan Callaghan for Aaron Gallagher ( 44mins ) , Stephen Black for Byran Mc Gettigan ( 47mins ) , Luke Downey for Mark Gallagher ( 56mins ). REFEREE ; Eugene Mc Hale.