U16s v Kilrea

U16s played host to table-toppers Kilrea in their third league game on Thursday 4th. Played under near perfect conditions the first half was balanced with only a point separating the sides at half time. While the Pearses had the bulfk of possession in the first twenty five minutes Desertmartin dug deep and gave as good as they got. With Eunan McElhennon breaking from half back the home side were always creating chances. Early in the second period Kilrea went for the jugular and hit 3-1 to take a comfortable lead. Desertmartin stuck to their task and came back with 1-2 to narrow the gap. But Kilrea’s greater physical presence began to tell and while Desertmartin defended bravely Kilrea ran out winners on a scoreline 8-10 to 3-7.Desertmartin scorers: E McElhennon (2-3); L Murray (0-2) G Fullen (1-0), C Kelly (0-1); G Donnelly (0-1)