Senior v Belmullet match report
Belmullet 2-12 Davitts 0-8
Davitts unbeaten run in Div 2B of the Senior League came to an end in Belmullet on Saturday evening as the home side extended their winning league run. Belmullet, last year’s beaten County finalists, looked impressive at times but Davitts, despite having plenty of possession, lacked the penetration in attack to trouble them.
Belmullet opened the scoring with a point in the first minute but Jack Ronayne cancelled this out two minutes later. Belmullet shot two more points in the 13th and 17th minutes. They capitalised on two poor defensive errors to goal in the 18th and 21st minutes to put Davitts in real trouble. Two Jack Ronayne points narrowed the gap but first half injury time points from Belmullet saw them lead by 2-5 to 0-3 at the break.
After Belmullet opened the second half scoring with a 33rd minute point, Davitts held them scoreless for the next fourteen minutes, scoring two points themselves through Cathal Hennelly and Shane Treacy but failed to put away a number of goal chances. Belmullet pointed in the 47th and 50th minutes to extend their lead to nine points. Davitts were trying everything they could to break down a resolute home defence but couldn’t get the goal they needed to get into the game. Shane Treacy and Jack Ronayne scored two points for the visitors before the end but the home side tagged on three to cruise to a comfortable win.
Davitts will want to forget this game after a very flat performance. Aidan Macken impressed at wing back with good performances from Cathal Higgins, Thomas Ronayne and Shane Treacy in defence. There was no shortage of effort in the Davitts attack but they found it hard to make progress against a well organised home defence.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Brian Og McTigue, Cathal Higgins, Thomas Ronayne, Shane Treacy (0-2), Donie Ronayne, Aidan Macken, Johnno Clarke, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Cathal Corless, Jack Ronayne (0-4), Fenton Kelly, Evan Ronane (0-1), Jack Melvin, Niall Treacy. Subs used: Liam Kearns, Ronan McNamara, Charlie Phillips, Darragh McGale, Liam Macken.