ACFL Div. 4 Roundup

30 April 2010

ACFL Div. 4
14 April 2010

Ballycastle 1-03
Kickhams Creggan 0-10

Creggan travelled to Ballycastle on a Wednesday night with a sorely depleted squad in terms of numbers but they got the job done in the end. Manager-cum-Player Micky Johnston reeled back the years with a master class of free kicking (old school, off the ground stuff) to keep Creggan ticking along. It was the scrappiest game to date with little or no good football played on the night but all that mattered was that Kickhams recorded a victory after their previous setback against St. Pauls. The two points were stored in the bag and the long journey home was therefore that much more bearable.

ACFL Div. 4
18 April 2010

Kickhams Creggan 1-09
Glenavy 1-05

These games against Glenavy are always a battle and this one was no different, with both sides going hard for the victory. Leigh Martin made an appearance after his hiatus and played a key role in the win from his full forward role. There were personal duels all over the pitch with the Creggan lads just coming out on top and another league victory was secured to boost our chances of promotion. Rumour has it that a ween of the Glenavy men took a wrong turn in Randalstown and ended up in severeal of the local hostelleries where a bit of a session ensued...good to see club 'relations' (in more ways than one) being formed/mended!

ACFL Div. 4
28 April 2010

St. Brigids 2-13
Kickhams Creggan 2-14

Creggan edged this thriller at Musgrave with virtually the last kick of the game to record three league wins on the bounce for the Div. 4 side. This was always going to be a tough game and it certianly proved to be the case with some top class scores being to the fore. There was a point in at at half time to the home side, as they came back from conceding two goals, the first from Benny Devlin after a strong surging run right through the heart of the defence and a self-rebounded (?) penalty from Ciaran McCartney.

Creggan quickly took control of the scoreboard and midfield, in the second half which they never relinquished as they fired over 5 or 6 unanswered points to take a fairly commanding lead. St. Brigids were always in it though and they had enough firepower to take scores so it was no surprise they they eeked their way back in to the match. An extremely innocuous penalty was given in their favour late in the dying minutes which was coverted to put the home side a point up. This Creggan side just don't lie down though and they battled like demons to win the ball in midfield and with two sweet strikes from Cathal Small (a monster of a free kick) and a Peter McCollum beauty, the game was won.

This victory will stand the lads in good stead for the top of the table clash against St. Johns on Sunday, where another tough match is expected.