RGU Too Strong For Drumgath

RGU 2-15 Drumgath 1-4 THE Downpatrick RGU picked up another two points when they easily dispatched a poor Drumgath team at PTR on Friday evening. The Hoops flew out of the traps and after only two minutes Sean Bell and John Connolly had both scored points from play. In the next few minutes they had all the possession and with less than eight minutes on the clock they had tagged on another three points. [caption id="attachment_25131" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="RGU forward Peter Telford bulldozes his way through the Drumgath defence."][/caption] This looked like it was going to be a walkover but, with practically their first attack, Drumgath were back in it when a  mistimed run from the Hoops keeper enabled them to tap the ball into an empty net. The Hoops went straight down the field from the kick out, and Colin McNabb unluckily shot just wide of the post when it looked like a goal was on. He made up for it though with a well taken points two minutes later, after a strong solo run from Peter Turley. Drumgath then got their second and final score of the half from a free, before Turley joined the scoring action with a fisted point. The Hoops then missed a couple of frees before Nathan Curran scored a point, and, as half-time beckoned, Damien Braniff coolly slotted the ball into the back of the net after being set up by John Connolly. This led to a half time score of 1-8 to 1-1. The second half started slowly and the first real action was when the Drumgath left half back was given a straight red card for an impetuous left-hook which, thankfully, failed to find its target. At this early stage it was game over. There was clearly no way back and the Hoops kept plugging away tagging on points with ease. The biggest cheer of the half came when big Paul McAlinden, who had just come on as a sub, fisted the ball into the net with his second touch of the match. His first touch was less remarkable and involved an embarrassing fumble, which is not worth mentioning. All-in-all, this was a good team performance, and hopefully it will put them in good stead for a reversal of fortunes against Clan Na Banna at PTR next Friday evening. [caption id="attachment_25132" align="aligncenter" width="271" caption="John Connolly on the ball for the RGU."][/caption] ]]>