Saturday evening last turned out to be a fine bright spring evening ideal for football but Ballinagore ensured Shandonagh left empty handed in this ACFL Div-4 match.
A frantic start to the game with both teams moving very well had supporters from both sides sitting back and enjoying the spectacle. But two early goals by Ballinagore in the first half forced Shandonagh to chase the game for the rest of the match. Both teams gave no change in the first half with their commitment and despite the score Shan were down but were not out.
Half time score: Ballinagore 3-03, Shandonagh 1-03
The second half did not go well for Shandonagh with passes going astray and handling errors giving the opposition possession of ball too easily. Despite this Shandonagh battled hard with the encouragement for each other evident in their play. Ballinagore were picking off scores all during the second half with Shandonagh not getting the rub of the green on this day with some free kicks going just wide of the posts.
Despite the final score board the hard work ethic in Shandonagh is very encouraging to see and results will soon turn favourable when mistakes are corrected.
Full time score: Ballinagore 5-10, Shandonagh 2-08