We started game with 10 men as many were unavailable for one reason or another. The pitch was in poor condition and was a major factor in our below par performance. The fluid way of playing the lads have become used to on AstroTurf every week was not very evident today. Dungarvan were gifted a dream start when Mick Thompson swiped at a clearance and the ball spun into the air and dropped just below the cross bar and into the net. As it was early doors, there was no reason to panic and when Ginger Ryan arrived late and slotted in to give us a full compliment of players things started stepping up. While we didn’t create too many chances in the first half we had a good breeze behind us in the second and looked the most likely to score. The magic goal came with three minutes to go. A corner from froggy and a header from ger kirwan and possibly a touch from Scoby before the ball nestled in the net. All this after we were denied a stonewall penalty when Gerry Walsh rounded the keeper and was taken down with the goal open for the tap in. Brendan Bradley squandered a good opportunity and Neville Synnott couldn’t quite find his strike partner after great work to round his man (twice). Dungarvan to their credit had a couple of half chances but couldn’t convert. Rumours circulated after the game that Dungarvan might be looking to sign Mick Thompson for next year. Kilmacow away next Sunday in a big game to determine what the lads will compete in for the remainder of the season. Expect more competition for places as the fight for bragging rights in local derby are at stake. On the plus side, great to see Gerry Walsh return after injury and John Ryan make his first appearance of the season.