Friday 30 September 2016

Flanagan goal gets Rossies back on track

Roscommon 1-21 Warwickshire 3-12

Published 14/03/2016 | 02:30

'When Gerry Fallon missed a first-half penalty, Warwickshire took full advantage when full-forward Padraig Crehan found the net to help his side into a 1-9 to 0-8 interval lead' Stock photo: Sportsfile
'When Gerry Fallon missed a first-half penalty, Warwickshire took full advantage when full-forward Padraig Crehan found the net to help his side into a 1-9 to 0-8 interval lead' Stock photo: Sportsfile

A rousing final quarter surge from Roscommon rescued victory from the jaws of defeat against a valiant Warwickshire outfit in Birmingham on Saturday.

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The home side were six points ahead with 16 minutes remaining but Justin Campbell's men rallied to great effect and dug deep to grind out a three-point victory, thereby securing their place in the Division 3A final.

When Gerry Fallon missed a first-half penalty, Warwickshire took full advantage when full-forward Padraig Crehan found the net to help his side into a 1-9 to 0-8 interval lead.

Roscommon started the second half strongly and were back on level terms by the 47th minute, but they were rocked by the concession of two well-taken goals in as many minutes when Crehan and Ógie Long both raised green flags.

But the visitors used all their experienced to make a stirring comeback. A fine goal from Eamon Flanagan ignited the revival. Points from Gerry Fallon, Cillian Egan and Micheál Kelly followed as Roscommon remain firmly on course for promotion.

 

SCORERS - Roscommon: G Fallon 0-12 (8fs, 2 65s), E Flanagan 1-3, C Egan 0-3, S Curley, A Murphy, M Kelly 0-1 each. Warwickshire: P Crehan 2-7 (7fs), O Long 1-0, L Reale 0-3, S Morrissey, C Robins 0-1 each.
ROSCOMMON - N Fallon 6; A Moore 6, P Kellehan 7, C Shaw 6, S Curley 7 M Kelly 7, J Kilkenny 6; T Seale 6, C Dolan 6; A Murphy 6, E Flanagan 8, G Fallon 8, L Kilcline 7, N Connaughton 6, C Egan 8. Subs: H Rooney 6 for Seale (42), G Keenan 6 for Murphy (45), J Lawlor 5 for Connaughton (64), W Boyle 5 for Rooney (65).
WARWICKSHIRE - M Cremin 7; M O'Reagain 6, W Allen 6, J Quinn 6; C Brough 6, P Treacy 6, J Meagher 6; L Reale 7, C Robins 7; S Morrissey 6, J Reddan 6, S Conlon 6; O Long 7, P Crehan 8, D Millea 6.
REF - J Murphy (Limerick).

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