Minors v Balla – Match Report
Davitts minor team got back to winning ways with an unlikely, 1-8 to 0-10 victory over table toppers Balla, in Balla on Friday evening. Davitts, showing much more urgency than in the previous two games, took the game to their hosts from the start and led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break, with Mayo minor Donie Ronayne and Cathal Higgins in tremendous form in defence and William Freeley having the proverbial blinder at midfield.
Balla came out firing in the second half and the sides were level midway through that half but a fantastic goal by Michael Clarke proved to be the game’s crucial score although Davitts goalkeeper Michael Mangan had to produce a wonderful save to ensure a Davitts victory. All in all this was a very satisfying victory with the entire team showing their true mettle.
Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Brian Clarke, Donie Ronayne, Gerard McWalter, Cathal Higgins, John Macken, William Freeley, Sean Waldron, Matthew Trench, Gearoid Lyons (0-1), Liam Noone (0-3), Michael Clarke (1-2), Thomas Waldron (0-2).