Fermanagh continue on their winning ways

Fermanagh continue their winning streak


Suzuki National Football League Fermanagh: 6-14 Carlow: 0-2

Fermanagh continued there winning streak in the National League
with a comfortable win over Carlow on Sunday in Roscommon. A number
of players who were missing last week returned to the team and
only added to the strength that was already there. Fermanagh started
very strongly and had bagged four goals in the opening half and
kept their opponents scoreless to. The scoring rate dropped dramatically
in the second half but Fermanagh never gave in and keep continued
pressure on their opponents and all Carlow could muster was two
points in the second half. Fermanagh began in explosive fashion
with a point from Teri Cassidy, which was quickly followed by
a goal from the same player.

Caroline Little then got on the score sheet with three quick points
in succession along with Eimir Martin noticing over a point too.
A shot on goal from young Martin was saved by O’Neill and put
out for a 45′. Sharon Little took a short 45′ to Martin who played
the ball back to Little who expertly put it over the bar. Good
defence work from the forwards saw the ball break to Marcella
Connolly who put it over the bar to give Fermanagh a well deserved
lead. Deep running from Shauna Woods saw the player deliver a
good ball into full forward Eimir Martin, who calmly put it in
the back of the net giving her team a 2-7 lead with only 10 minutes
played. It took 10 minutes for the next score to arrive and a
ball played in by Kyla McManus was seized upon by Martin again
who dodged her marker and smashed the ball to the net. Two points
followed from Aishling Moane and Caroline Little. Just on the
stroke of half time young Martin was busy again, this time was
fouled in the small square and a penalty was duly awarded. Caroline
Little took the penalty and expertly converted it to the top corner.
Fermanagh went in at half time with a healthy lead of 4-10 to

Half Time: Fermanagh 4-10 Carlow 0-0

Manager Cunningham took of a number of key players at half time
and in the opening minutes of the second half substitute Mooney
got on the end of a loose ball and finished it to the net. Carlow
got onto the scoreboard in the fourth minute with a pointed free
kick from full forward Sinead Lyons. Caroline Little added on
a point for Fermanagh with a free kick. Good defence work from
the forwards ended with Donna Maguire latching on to a through
ball played in and finished with a well taken goal. Carlow full
forward Lyons pointed again for her team in the twenty-first minute
but this proved to be their final score of the day. Fermanagh
continued to battle to the ended and points followed from Caroline
Little (2) and Aishling Moane. A well deserved victory for Fermanagh
who played well for the full sixty minutes and this will be important
for them to do this against much tougher oppositions Cavan in
a few weeks time. On the day Fermanagh were well served by full
back Aine McBrien, Glenda Fitzpatrick and Tara Hughes in defence.
Kyla McManus controlled mid field and forwards Sharon Little,
Eimir Martin and Teri Cassidy were causing havoc in the Carlow
defence. Final Score: Fermanagh 6-14 Carlow 0-2 Fermanagh now
have two free weekends till their next league game which is on
the 11th March against much tougher opponents Cavan. This will
prove to be a tough game and pre meeting of the two before they
meet in the Ulster final. Fermanagh will need to work harder and
learn from their last encounter with them, that it’s important
to take your scores and kill teams off.

Fermanagh Francis Maguire, Claire Woods, Aine McBrien,
Edel McGovern, Tara Hughes, Glenda Fitzpatrick, Adel Gallagher,
Shauna Woods, Kyla McManus, Aishling Moane, Marcella Connolly,
Sharon Little, Eimir Martin, Caroline Little, Teri Cassidy. Subs:
Claire O’Harte, Sabrina Mc Govern, Donna Maguire, Carrie Mooney,
Louise Slevin

Carlow Jenny O’Neill, Georgina Coleman, Aine Kinsella,
Aoife Kane, Kelly Dalton, Regina McDonald, Laura Corrigan, Sinead
Doyle, Fiona Griffen, Marie Griffen, Edel Hayden, Amy Doyle, Karen
Mullins, Sinead Lyons, Maria Kinsella. Aine Martin County P.R.O.


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