4th Division result, Mooncoin Celtic 2 Kilmacow 1

Good win in the local derby v Kilmacow this morning for the veterans. We scored early when Scoby got the ball out his feet from a sweet Jonny Power pass and used the breeze to curl a shot past the keeper to the far top corner. 1 nil. We kept the ball for most of the first half with Don Whelan and Mickey Comerford combining well to create chances to go forward. Kilmacow did manage to equalize through a long ball into the area that caught out Barry Hearne and Chopper. Could have been their second in fairness if not for a fantastic double save by Barry a few minutes earlier. Conditions didn’t help our final ball in the second half and we were nearly settling for a point each til JJ made an inspired call to get Spud off the bench as a third striker. It made sure they had to mark tight which created gaps for late runs from midfield. Exactly what happened with time just up when Gerry Walsh was hacked down in the penalty area to ensure a spot kick after an exquisite through ball from Mickey comerford. Scoby nearly tore the net out of it to give us the start we needed in the plate. Good team performance but it will be more about the squad from here on with games coming thick and fast. Man of the match was the oldest player in the club Gerry Walsh, getting better with age.