MILFORD SHOT to the top of Division 2 of the AllSportStore.com All-County Football League Division 2 – and this was a day when Danny O’Donnell’s men showed they belong there.
Milford 1-16 Four Masters 1-14
Four Masters, Division 1 winners as recently as 2010, are the latest outfit to feel the force from the Moyle View men, who bagged another priceless win, this one leapfrogging them above the Donegal town men.
Cathal McGettigan was in scintillating form, scoring eleven points in another masterful display of kicking.
Their goal came from the substitute Gavin Grier just a minute after he was brought on in the second half.[adrotate group=”54″]
Four Masters stayed in touch, with a goal of their own from midfielder Patrick Reid, but the late rally wasn’t enough.
It was tit-for-tat in the opening half when the teams were level eight times, until a McGettigan brace late in the half put Milford 0-10 to 0-8 in front.
McGettigan wonderully found the range from almost 40 metres before popping over a closer-range free that had his team two ahead at the break.[adrotate group=”68″]
Earlier in the half, Darragh Black had to settle for a point with a goal chance worked by Christopher Barrett and David Curley.
McGettigan hit seven points in the opening half, but Four Masters were well in the hunt with Luke Keaney, Conor McMonagle, Barry Monaghan and Conor McDaid to the fore.
Four Masters threatened in the first minute of part two but former Donegal player Michael Dohert shot wide after a long ball in by McMonagle.[adrotate group=”70″]
Gary Merritt slotted over for Milford and Black superbly cracked over soon after.
Seven minutes into the second perior, Milford got the goal when Merritt and Black carved out the opening and Grier – just on for Kieran Sheridan – poked home from close range.
Two points by McGettigan had Milford eight up, 1-14 to 0-9, but Four Masters hit back.[adrotate group=”46″]
Monaghan scored two points and then teed up the goal when his ball in wasn’t dealt with and, amid the untidyness, Reid netted.
McMonagle, Barry Dunnion and McMonagle had Four Masters within a point, but it was fitting that McGettigan had the final say, arching over the game’s last score to seal a memorable win to plant Milford’s flag at Division 2’s summit.
Milford: Caolan McGettigan; Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Kieran Sheridan; Gary Merritt (0-2), Paddy Peoples, TJ Evesson; Sean Black, Anthony Fisher; Darragh Black (0-2), Christopher Barrett, Johnny Logue; David Curley (0-1), Pauric Curley, Cathal McGettigan (0-11, 6f). Subs: Joey Cullen for B.McNulty (11), Gavin Grier (1-0) for Sheridan (36), PJ Hagan for C.McNulty (47), Kyle Black for D.Black (64).
Four Masters: James McDaid; Darren Walsh, Dylan Kennedy, Leo McHugh; Barry Dunnon (0-1), Luke Keaney (0-1), John Boyle; Patrick Reid (1-0), Kevin McBrearty; Darren Doherty, Conor McMonagle (0-5, 4f), Conor McDaid (0-4, 1f); Barry Monaghan (0-3), Dillon Muldoon, Michael Doherty. Sub: Peadar Espey for D.Doherty (50).
Referee: Enda McFeely (St Mary’s, Convoy).Tags: