Played on a well prepared main pitch in Trabeg, Aghada started well and 3 points from the boot of Pearse O’Neill had us ahead 03-01 after 16 mins. Dominating the exchanges throughout the field Aghada pressed on with points in 17th & 18th minute (Cian Fleming*2), the latter from a free after the Nemo corner back received a black card for dragging back Shane Bennett when bearing down on the Nemo goal. Aghada were causing pressure to the Nemo defence through some good running and support play throughout the team, culminating in a goal for Kevin O’Hanlon on 19th minute. A further goal chance went astray in first half when Jake made his way along the Nemo end line only to see his pass to the inside forward line fail to be finished to the net. Aghada finished the half 1-6 to 0-5 points ahead when Conor O’ Driscoll scored from 25 metres out on the 29th minute.
The second half started in the same way as the first, as Aghada scored 1-3 between the 33rd and 36th minute, including 1-1 from Pearse and 2 points by Cian and some good pressure from Aidan and Marcus upfront on the Nemo kick-out. Erratic shooting along with misplaced passing with the wind at our backs, then allowed Nemo into the game, as they began to go in search of goals. After 46 mins Aghada led 2-9 to 0-6 but by 54th minute it was 2-13 to 3-6 with Fleming (0-2) and Pearse(0-1) easing the pressure somewhat. A nervy last 5 minutes saw Aghada hold out as Nemo pressed for more goals, but could only register a further point in the 59th minute.
Aghada are now joint top of Div. 3 with 10 points, the next game is against Rockchapel, taking place on Sunday @ 2pm in Rostellan.
Aghada Team and Scorers – Ciaran O’Shea, Tommy O’Donoghue, Shane Wall, Jake O’Donoghue, Shane Dorney, Jordan Tynan, Mathew O’Connor, Tom O’Neill , Pearse O’Neill (1-5), Conor O’Driscoll (0-1), Marcus Leahy, Aiden O’Connell, Shane Bennett, Cian Fleming 1-7, Kevin O’Hanlon (1-0). Subs Used – Ray Savage, Kyle O’Shea, Charlie Terry, David Rice, Aaron Stafford.