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Tinryland Suffer Junior A Defeat to Milford

posted 20 Apr 2013, 13:15 by
Tinryland 1-7 Milford 2-11
By Eamon Byrne
Milford were deserving winners of the league points in this Carlow SFL Division 3 game in Rathrogue on Saturday the 20th April. In a low scoring opening 20 minutes, Milford opened the scoring in the 6th minute when number 13 Simon Kinsella slotted over a point which was followed 2 minutes later by another from full forward Ross Townsend.It took the home side a full 20 minutes to open their account when Gary Fields raised a white flag following good work by David Townsend.Two more Ross Townsend points within 30 seconds left 3 points separating the sides before Gary Fields had the final say of the half when he converted a free kick just before the half time whistle. The scoreboard at the interval read Milford 0-4 Tinryland 0-2 but in truth it should have read a lot more in Milfords favour as they missed a succession of scores in that opening half.
When the 2nd half began Milford had increased their advantage within 20 seconds as Ross Townsend slotted over another point but this score was matched 2 minutes later when Gary Fields converted another free. It was then the turn of Milford's influential midfielder Polish native Jakub Mikolajczyk to get in on the scoring act and his point in the 35th minute left the scoreboard reading 1-5 to 0-3. Gary Fields with a brilliant 60m conversion then gave Tinryland some hope but Milford were up to the challenge and two quick points from Shane Nolan and substitute Vinny Walsh left Milford leading by 1-7 to o-4 with 15 minutes left. A mini rally from Tinryland yielded a point from Garry Fields and a brilliant individual goal from substitute Conor Nolan nd suddenly there were only 2 points separating the sides. Milford were quick to respond to the Tinryland challenge and a goal from Shane Farrell and 2 quick points from Simon Kinsella and Wayne Kirwan stretched their advantage once again to 7 points as the game fizzled out with further Milford points from Chris O Neill and Ross Townsend being matched by Tinryland points from David Townsend and Gary Fields. Final score Milford 2-11 Tinryland 1-7
Tinryland: Colm Nolan,Conor O'Brien, Liam Fitzpatrick, Pat Browne, Paul McGrath, Jack Lowry, Gary Scully, Patrick ownsend, Dean Farrell, Gary Fields 0-6, Chris Townsend, Jeff Abbott, Michael Delaney, David Townsend 0-1, John Kelly.
Subs: Conor Nolan 1-0, John Jackson, Sean Delaney.