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27th, Oct, 2012
St. Michaels claim Tesco Homegrown Junior C Championship Title in replay victory over Castlemagner
St. Michaels 4-10 Castlemagner 0-12
For the second time in a forthnight St. Michaels and Castlemagner squared off with the Tesco Homegrown Junior C County Championship title up for decision.
The first encounter was a tale of two halves with Castlemagner storming out of the blocks taking a nine point lead to the half time whistle. Michaels turned in a great performance in the second half to earn a replay and were not found wanting at the second time of asking.
The opening exchanges were evenly matched with the teams swapping points before Michaels streatched their lead to five points when centre forward Kate Lenaghan scored the opening goal of the game.
Castlemagner responded well and cut Michael's lead to three points as half time approached. Full forward Michelle Murphy got on the end of a great move from Michaels who quickly swept the ball from their backs finding Kate Lenaghan who cut through the Castlemagner defence before releasing Murphy who finished cooly to the back of the net.
As the half time whistle sounded it was Castlemagner who faced the up hill battle to rescue the game on this occasion trailing by six points on 2-8 to 0-8.
From the start of the second half it was the Michaels girls who took the initiative and they tighened their grip on the game when midfielder Katelyn Hickey tore through the heart of the Castlemagner defence before finishing a great drive to the net.
This was a killer blow to the Castlemagner girls who never really recovered their momentum as the game slipped from their grasp slowly but surely. Try as they might Castlemagner could not find the goal they needed against a rock solid St. Michaels defence.
Michele Murphy added her second goal to seal the deal for the Michaels girls as the contest was finally put beyond a game Castlemagner outfit.
On the day St. Michaels were worthy County Champions but Castlemagner shwoed that they have the spirit and ability to be serious contenders when the 2013 season comes round.