Impressive Minors through to League Final
Davitts minor team had a fine 3-9 to 1-9 victory away to Balla in the county Division 3 League Semi Final on Wednesday evening. In a terrific all round team display Davitts always held the upper hand and went in 1-6 to 0-4 ahead at half time, the goal coming via Thomas Waldron in the 20th minute.
Balla came storming back into the game and had narrowed the gap to just two points when Andrew Peters goaled superbly in the 12th minute, after a brilliant Gearoid Lyons pass. Peters scored the third goal ten minutes later to put seven between the sides and it was always going to be a Davitts victory when goalie Michael Mangan made a spectacular save from a Balla penalty in the closing minutes.
Mangan had a fine game in goals and in front of him, Donal Ronayne and the excellent Brian Clarke defended stoutly. Team captain Cathal Higgins led by example at centre back ably assisted by John Macken, Gerard McWalter and sub Padraig Mangan. Sean Waldron and William Freeley worked tirelessly at midfield. In a fluid attack, Andrew Peters, Gearoid Lyons, Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone, Michael Clarke and sub Matthew Trench linked superbly.
Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Brian Clarke, John Macken, Cathal Higgins, Gerard McWalter, William Freeley, Sean Waldron, Michael Clarke, Gearoid Lyons (0-2), Andrew Peters (2-0), Thomas Waldron (1-1), Liam Noone (0-6). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Matthew Trench.