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Tinryland and Asca Share Points in SFL Div 3

posted 27 Apr 2013, 13:40 by
By Eamonn Byrne
Tinryland and Asca serve up a cracker in S.F.L. Division 3 at Presentation College

Tinryland Junior A team put up their best display so far this season when sharing the spoils with Asca in a high scoring thriller at Presentation College grounds on Saturday 27th April. In a game that had many talking points Tinryland opened the scoring in the first minute when Jack Lowry slotted over a free kick following a foul on himself. Asca replied within 60 seconds when former Co. senior player Johnny Kavanagh pointed and three minutes later the same player put the home side ahead with another point. After a foul on David Townsend John Kelly restored parity and when David was fouled once again in the 10th minute Tinryland edged ahead when Jack Lowry converted the subsequent free. Tinryland then won another free but the ball was given back to Asca and we were punished when Kavanagh brought the sides level once again in the 11th minute. With Greg Murphy and Patrick Townsend doing well in mid field Tinryland scored a brilliant goal from David Townsend after Murphy had won primary possession leaving the score after 14 minute Tinryland 1-3 Asca 0-3. Johnny Kavanagh continued to cause damage to the Tinryland rearguard and his point in the 15th minute left only 2 separating the sides before good work from Owen O’Gorman and David Townsend resulted in John Kelly scoring another point for the men in blue and white.It was now the turn of corner back Paddy Brown to shine and he slotted over a great point in the 18th minute following excellent interplay involving Conor O’Brien and Chris Townsend the Tinryland captain.

Wing forward John Jackson then got in on the scoring act when he pointed in the 21st minute before Asca wing back Gerry Byrne pointed to leave the scoreboard reading Tinryland 1-6 Asca 0-5. Two quick Asca points from centre back David O’Regan and Johnny Kavanagh free left two points separating the teams before Tinryland’s Jeff Abbott landed a brilliant 45 in similar fashion to the one he scored against St. Patricks on the opening day of the season. Half Time score Tinryland 1-7 Asca 0-7.

The second half was barely 60 second old when Tinryland were dealt a sucker punch with an Asca goal from midfielder John Jennings following a rebound off the post. Two quick points from frees from Jack Lowry following fouls on John Kelly and and John Jackson restored Tinryland’s lead to 2 points but we were then dealt another blow following a goalmouth scramble resulting in a Brian Jackson Asca goal. The home side looked to be getting the upper hand at this stage and following points from Kevin Haughney , Johnny Kavanagh and David O’regan Asca suddenly found themselves 3 points ahead for the first time in the game. Tinryland then showed what they are made of and following a great run by substitute David O Shea David Townsend crashed home his second goal to leave matters all square once again with 12 minutes remaining. A Tinryland foul by Conor O’brien on his uncle Bernard O’brien resulted in another Asca point from Johnny Kavanagh and when the home side tagged on 2 further points with 9 minutes remaining from Haughney and Kavanagh Tinryland looked to have it all to do once again. Not to be outdone up stepped Conor O’Brien to make amends with a scintilating run thet gave possession to David Townsend who crashed home the equaliser much to the delight of the Tinryland supporters. With 2 minutes remaining it got even better for Tinryland when Jack Lowry restored our lead but following one last effort Asca scored the equaliser with the last kick of the game.Final score Tinryland 3-11 Asca 2-14.

The team will be back in action on Saturday next when they take on O’Hanrahans at the official opening of the new pitch.

Tinryland had many heros on Saturday with goalkeeper Colm Nolan making a crucial save. He was well supported by his defensive six of Paddy Browne, James Moore, Liam Fitzpatrick, Conor O’Brien, Padraig Delaney and minor player Owen O’Gorman.

At midfield Greg Murphy had his best game of the season and was well supported by Patrick Townsend while up front the forward six of John jackson, Chris Townsend Hat trick hero David Townsend, Jeff Abbott John kelly and Jack Lowry worked tirelesly

throughout. Substitutes David O’Shea and Garry Fields also made a big impact when introduced

Team: Colm Nolan, Paddy Browne 0-1, James Moore, Liam Fitzpatrick, Conor O’Brien, Padraig Delaney, Owen O’Gorman, Greg Murphy, Patrick Townsend, John Jackson 0-1, Chris Townsend, David Townsend 3-0, Jeff Abbott 0-1, John Kelly 0-2, Jack Lowry 0-6.

Subs David O’Shea, Garry Fields

Man of the match David Townsend