JAFL V Tracton – 28/2

 

Tracton 2-7, Shamrocks 0-7

 

Tracton took the league points on offer to inflict Shamrocks second defeat in a row in the league this season. They say that goals win matches and Tracton’s two recorded against the wind in the opening half gave them the foundation to grind out a victory at Minane Bridge where the strong wind and persistent rain made conditions unsuitable for good football.

 

Shamrocks, aided by the elements got a great start when Joseph Shanahan kicked a great point from the centre of the pitch. He added two more points and Shamrocks led 0-4 to 0-1. Then Tracton got their two goals, one from play and the other from a well struck penalty. Shamrock’s game seemed to descend into mediocrity thereafter and despite plenty of possession most initiatives came unstuck. Two goal chances went a begging in the last quarter and Shamrocks were denied a very legitimate penalty claim when the Tracton full back picked the ball clean from the ground in the small square.

 

Overall the result was a disappointing one and this game should have been won by the team selected to play. Scorers: J. Shanahan 0-4, R. Twomey 0-1,
R. Harrington 0-1 and M. Prout 0-1.

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