North Antrim

Countess of Antrim 2012

Countess of Antrim 2012

Carey v Armoy


Thursday 14th June 2012:

Carey Team:

(1) Steven McGinn; (2) Patrick McBride; (3) John McBride; (4) Michael McVeigh; (5) Christopher Butler; (6) Sean McLoughlin; (7) Gerard McBride; (8) James Black; (9) James McCouaig; (10) Emmet Hunter; (11) Cathal McAuley; (12) Shane McCambridge; (13) Tommy Devlin; (14) Colin Smyth; (15) Martin McAuley

Subs used:

(16) Ciaran McCaughan on for (15) Martin McAuley (38min 20sec);

(17) Patrick Butler on for (10) Emmet Hunter (41min 15sec);

(20) Kevin Murphy on for (6) Sean McLoughlin (42min 30sec);

(25) Martin Hunter on for (4) Michael McVeigh (49min 40sec);

(18) Paul Devlin on for (13) Tommy Devlin (51min 40sec)

Subs not used:

Daniel McAllister;

Sean Gillan;

Conleth McVeigh;

Fiachra McVeigh;

Conor O'Brien;

Patrick McAlonan;

Christopher Duncan;

Daniel Hill.


Carey Scorers:

Martin Hunter: 0.1

Cathal McAuley: 0.2 (0.1 from a free)

Martin McAuley: 1.3

Colin Smyth: 0.1


Match report:

Carey started on the attack and Emmet Hunter hit a wide after just 15 seconds. 2 minutes later Martin McAuley found the back of the net following a well taken penalty to lead by 4. This didn't shake the visitors and Armoy's Lee Forsythe converted a free for their first score of the match approaching 4 minutes. This was followed up by an Armoy wide before Carey's Colin Smyth scored a point for the home side. Armoy's Eoin Kinney found the back of the net approaching 9 minutes to leave things level. Both sides hit numerous wides over the next 10 minutes before Armoy added another point to the board. Carey replied straight away when Shane McCambridge won the ball around the midfield area and played the ball to James Black who passed to Cathal McAuley who sent the ball over the bar to square things once again. 2 minutes later Martin McAuley converted another free for the home side but Armoy then upped the pressure. McGinn was forced to make a save approaching 25 minutes of play and just 2 minutes later Eoin Kinney found the back of the net for the second time. Just a minute later Steven was called to make another brilliant save to deny Eoin Kinney his hat-trick. Martin McAuley got another point on the cusp of half time to reduce the deficit to just 1 in favour of the visitors going into the break.

Half time score: Carey 1.4 Armoy 2.2

The second half saw the visitors attacking from the off and Lee Forsythe converted a free after just 1 minute of play. Within 2 minutes Armoy found the back of the net for the third time courtesy of young Eamon McCaughan. Carey couldn't find the target with a 60 metre free just 20 seconds later but Armoy made no mistake with their free a minute later when Lee Forsythe sent it sailing between the posts. Martin McAuley got a point for Carey after 6 minutes and was on the attack again just a minute later but his effort went wide this time. Carey gave away another free approaching 8 and a half minutes and once again Lee Forsythe was accurate and sent it over the bar. Steven caught a high ball in by Gerard McFetridge and cleared at the 10 minute mark. Over the next 7 minutes Carey had a wide and Armoy had 2 before Carey's Steven McGinn was forced to make another save but it was a weak shot from young corner forward Trevor Linton. Carey's Cathal McAuley converted a free after 20 minutes to leave 5 between the sides. Patrick McBride was moved from Carey's back line to the forward line and made an impact almost straight away forcing the Armoy keeper to make a save resulting in a 65' but unfortunately this was dropped in and cleared. This seemed to ignite the home side and they were on the attack once again but Cathal McAuley's effort went wide. Carey substitute Martin Hunter got on the scoreboard after 27 minutes to reduce Armoy's lead to 4 but just over a minute later the ball went up to the other end of the pitch and Eamon McCaughan got his second goal of the evening to end Carey's efforts of a comeback. Carey ended the half with a shot from Shane McCambridge being forced wide for a 65' but the resulting 65' went wide and Carey went crashing out of the Countess of Antrim. This match was a tough, physical encounter. Carey played quite poorly and had no answer for their neighbours and Armoy's tenacity and accuracy in front of goal proved key.

Full time score: Carey 1.7 Armoy 4.5