CASTLEGREGORY produced the heriocs at Ballylongford on Sunday as they came back from 2-0 down to win this Premier B game with ease at the end. Their margin of victory is a little flattering but it was a great second half display that secured the three points.
Lenamore Rovers 2 Castlegregory 5
Lenamore Rovers home side will be kicking themselvs for their poor finishing in the first half as if they had taken all their chances they would have been out of sight by the interval. They were on top in the first half and they went ahead after 13 minutes when Eamon Flavin ghosted in at the far post after a Kiki Mulvihill corner kick and he headed to the net unchallenged.
Seven minutes later they doubled their lead in similar circumstances with a Kiki Mulvihill corner kick not dealt with by the Castlegregory defence and as the ball broke out Stephen Mulvihill blasted it to the net.
Castlegregory began to show some creativity and they created a great opening in the 20th minute but Padraig Quirke was denied by a superb block by the Jake Lavery.
A Kiki Mulvihill corner kick caught the Castlegregory defence at sea but Mossie Kendrick was denied by the butt of the post.
Three minutes from the break Castlegregory threw the game wide open with a well manufactured goal when Damian McMahon's corner kick was volleyed home by Kealan Dowling.
The game was thrown into the melting pot in the 57th minute when a great through ball by Brandon Hoare put Kealan Dowling through on goals and he applied a sublime finish.
Just before the hour mark Castlegregory forged ahead when Damien Finn powered a close range header home from Damian McMahon's corner.
The West Kerry side closed out the game in the 86th minute when sub Padraig Scully delivered in a great ball to the inrushing Jonathan Quirke and he had a simple tap in.
In the final seconds of added time Castlegregory were awarded a penalty for a deliberate handball by Kiki Mulvihill and Conor Boden made no mistake from the spot. LENAMORE ROVERS: Jake Lavery, William Keane, Kenneth Sheehy, Stephen Mulvihill, Kieran Connolly, Brendan Mulvihill, Kiki Mulvihill, Mossie Kendrick, Eamon Leahy, Eamon Flavin, Kenneth Foley. Subs: Donal Leahy.
CASTLEGREGORY: Brian Ciepierski, Damien Mac Mahon, Michael John Flynn, Shane Hennessy, Greg Dowling, Kealan Dowling, Damien Finn, Conor Boden, Brandon Hoare, Jordan Quirke, Padraig Quirke. Subs: Ralph Bates, Joe Scully, Padraig Scully, Maurice Slattery, Dominic Spillane. Subs: Padriag Scully for Brandon Hoare, Maurice Slattery for Padraig Quirke.
REFEREE: Tom O'Sullivan Fenit Samphires 1 Asdee Rovers 0 ASDEE Rovers winning record went out the window on Sunday when they went down to Fenit. A single goal decided the issue with the winner scored on the hour mark by Kieran O'Mahony.