Kilmeena hosted Crossmolina Juniors in a league game which was vital to our continuing promotion hopes. In the end it turned out to be a facile victory for the boys from the shores of the bay.
The game started with Kilmeena taking a stranglehold of possession and three early points had us in the driving seat early on. Crossmolina were finding it hard to deal with Kilmeena pressure, but by the midway point of the half Kilmeena were only 4 points in front. Then in quick succession Darragh Keaveney and then Alan Ryan struck for two excellent goals. All of a sudden the game was killed off, and Kilmeena finished the half with three points leaving the half time score;
Kilmeena 2 - 8, Crossmolina B 0 - 1
The second half started with Crossmolina going to a defensive set up to limit the damage. they started the half by competing very well and making it difficult for Kilmeena to find room. Points were swapped in the third quarter, and then John Reilly flicked the ball to the net for a third goal and then Liam Heanue found the net from a low drive. After this it was a case of finishing out the game and giving some of the subs a run. The game meandered towards it's inevitable conclusion with the winning margin a fair reflection of the superiority of the Kilmeena lads.
This was a fine display and cemented our position at the top of the league. With 5 games left to play, the push for promotion is very much on track, but it will still require a focus and intensity to ensure we realise our goal for the season.
Best for Kilmeena were Stephen Staunton, John Ryan, and Darragh Keaveney
Scorers D Keaveney 1 - 4, A Ryan 1 - 3, L Heanue 1 - 2, J Reilly 1 - 0, S Staunton 0 - 1, S Ryder 0 - 1, N Duffy 0 - 1.
Match report; John Doherty.
Kilmeena 4 - 14 0 - 4 Crosmolina