AN UNDERSTRENGTH Syddan team produced a very poor display and were well beaten by a hungrier Oldcastle in this opening round IFC at Athboy last Sunday.
Syddan struggled throughout and were always playing catch up against physically stronger opponents. At the break the winners were ahead 1-7 to 0-4.
Meath minor panellists and full forward Fiarcha Ross netted for Syddan in the second half and eventually took his tally to 1-3 but it was never enough for his side to seriously threaten the Oldcastle lead. Derek Young, Daniel Carney, Sean Malone and Stephen Dillon also played well for the losers.