Oylegate 3 Ballymurn Celtic 2

The lads slumped to a deserved derby day defeat in what was their worst performance of the season.

Oylegate came out all guns blazing and took the lead early on when a ball was allowed to bounce in the box and their forward reacted quicker than anyone else to put them one up.

At times in the first half Ballymurn played some good enough football but were let down time and again by the final pass.It was 1-0 at half time.

The second half started and the lads got a bit more possession of the ball. The got a free kick in a good position just outside the area and somehow from that Oylegate got possession of the ball countered and scored to make it 2-0. The lads reacted quickly and straight away made it 2-1 with Cathal Roche finishing inside the box.

With around ten left on the clock a handball in the area gave Ballymurn the chance to level from the spot. Cathal stepped up to score his second of the game. Just when you think you may get away with something Oylegate were given way too much time and space and scored the winner to make it 3-2 and win the game.

In our two previous defeats this year you could argue we didn’t deserve either, but Oylegate deserved this win and the lads need to come again next week in the big Leinster Cup Quarter final.

Matchday squad

James White

Stephen Redmond

Paul Walsh

Josh Waldron

Shane O’Rourke

Josh Whitehead

Paul Dempsey

Joe Kelly

Cathal Roche 2

Sean Walsh

Glen Murphy

PJ Bourke

Paddy Redmond

Cameron Clarke

Luke Leacy

Aaron O’Brien

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