Desertmartin Stage Spirited Comeback

Desertmartin met Greenlough in the League at Longfield last night. Greenlough arrived with a hundred percent record in their league campaign and looked very much like preserving this record when they raced into a seven point lead. A goal and six points in the first half looked like supporting their record and with Desertmartin up against one of the best teams in the division defeat appeared to be on the cards.

At the break Greenlough led by 1-06 to 0-02. Desertmartins two points courtesy of the McCann brothers.

In the second half the Martins fought back and with a tremendous performance from the midfield led once again by that workhorse Paddy McCann slowly chipped away at what appeared to be an unassailable lead. Mark Madden chipped the keeper from a tight angle to give Desertmartin their first goal.

Points from Jimmy McElhinnon, Dermot Kelly and Johnny Trainor completed the fight back. A poor pass and not the first from the half back line meant Paddy McCann had to streatch that bit extra to find the ball and in the process picked up an injury. Minutes later having moved from midfield to the half-forward line he bagged Desertmartins second goal.

A goal and a point from the boot of Dermot Kelly and a point from full forward Ryan Kidd saw the sides level. On one hand relief merged with delight at the come back but tinged with disappointment at being denied a fourteen yard free and a blatant penalty in the last minute of the game.

At the end Desertmartin came off the field relieved at not losing. Greenlough dejected at not winning. Well done to a very spirited come back by the The Martins.

Full time score Desertmartin 3-09 Greenlough 3-09