Owen Roe’s v Pomeroy, Sunday, 16 June 2019

Reserve All-County League
Result: 4-17 0-13

Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 01:50 PM Joe Hegarty

The Reserve footballers of Owen Roe’s are having a good season and prior to this game with Pomeroy their only defeat was on the opening day away to Loughmacrory. The Leckpatrick side put on another decent showing to maintain this run leaving them tucked in behind the top two in the division.

A goal in the opening two minute set the platform for victory. Mark O’Neill, and Peter Kirk combined for Oran Roddy to fist to the goal with Connor Devine’s drive being tipped over a minute after. The Plunkett’s responded with a score of their own but Mark O’Neill’s free cancelled that out.

Goal number two for the O’Neill’s arrived on 12 minutes and a clinking goal it was. A fine passing move saw great interplay between Sean Mc Bride, and Kirk, before Ricki Devine laced the finish to the net.

Davy Harte was the creator of the next point for Conor Devine with two O’Neill frees stretching the lead. The away side though worked their way back into the game in the second part of the first half as they struck 6 of the last 7 scores with a sole Mark O’Neill free the Owen Roe’s riposte.

O’Neill’s accuracy from placed ball saw Owen Roe’s hit the second halves opening score and they put the game to bed minutes later. Paul Devine’s excellent cross field pass found Ricki Devine who found the net again.

Pomeroy notched back two dead ball scores but an excellent Mark O’Neill point coupled with a Ricki Devine point, thanks to good work by sub Marty O’Neill, ensured Owen Roe’s kept the momentum up.

Both keepers got involved half way through the second half. Art Anderson made a smart save for Owen Roe’s, and Peter Kirk being denied by a fine Anthony McKenna save.

Sean McBride laced a worked 45 over the bar and Mark O’Neill added to his tally, either side of a Pomeroy score, stretched Owen Roe’s lead. Michael Dooher, making his first start after a year injured out of the game, found range on 48 minutes, and the same player was in range twice more in the few minutes that followed. Pomeroy to their credit kept motoring and added another 0-3 to their score late on.

However, Ricki Devine, and Mark O’Neill from a free, added to the north Tyrone side’s score before, late in the game, the Owen Roe’s subs got involved. Liam Mc Cay worked his magic to fashion a well taken point before late on Marty O’Neill slalomed through the tackles to ping goal number four to the net.

Owen Roe’s: Art Anderson, Barry McDaid, Connor Donaghey, Sean Mc Bride, Davy Harte, Conn Tinney, Conor Devine (0-2), Michael Dooher (0-3), Eamon Mc Bride, Oran Roddy (1-0), Mark O’Neill, Ricki Devine, Peter Kirk.

Subs: Rory Devine for Harte (17 mins), Paul Devine for Tinney (30 mins), Marty O’Neill (1-0) for Eamon Mc Bride (34 mins), Pearse Devine for Conor Devine (47 mins), Eoghain Devine for Roddy (50 mins), Liam Mc Cay (0-1) for Michael Dooher (51 mins).