Summerhill recorded their first win after Division 3A a campaign at the 3rd attempt when they defeated Kilbride in Summerhill on Thursday evening. With all after recent rain it was touch and go whether the match will be played at all but thankfully the pitch was deemed playable, and the game went ahead.
Summerhill opened the scoring with a point from Conor Summerville, but Kilbride hit back with three points after all to take the lead for the only time in the game. In the 9th minute Summerhill scored the first or first goal of the match. A good run down the middle from Liam Shaw saw the ball break to Conor Summerville who fired to the back of the net. An Eamonn McDonnell free soon after push the Summerhill lead out to three. Summerhill dominators the rest of the first half adding a further four points but squandered a number of excellent goal scoring chances. Summerhill went in at the break leading one that scoreline of 1-7 to Kilbride’s 0-6.
Summerhill continued to dominate the game as the second half progressed. In the 11th minutes of the half, Summerhill scored their second goal through James Gray who latched onto shot from Jamie O’Shea which was well saved by the Kilbride keeper. Kilbride did not register their first point off the half until the 22nd minute by which time Summerhill had amassed 2 goals and 14 points. Kilbride scored 3 of the last 4 points of the game to leave the final score Summerhill 2-15 Kilbride 0-9. Summerhill would be happy to record their first win of the campaign and happy to welcome back several players who had been absent due to injury and other commitments earlier in the year.
Team: Robbie MacDonnell, Kevin Mulligan, Darragh Loughry, Mark Donoghue, Dara McVann, Jamie O’Shea (0-2), Jack Davies, Gavin McVann, Conor Ryan, Luke Byrne, Kevin Lyons (0-1), Liam Shaw 90-3), Eamonn McDonnell (0-3, 1f 2m), Conor Lyons (0-4,2f), Conor Summerville (1-1).
Subs: James Gray (1-0) for Conor Summerville, Paddy McGrath (0-1) for Luke Byrne, Eoghan Jennings for Jack Davis, Darren Chapman for Darragh McVann, Paddy Troy for Darragh Loughrey.