Crumlin 0-2 Gers 6-11
2 league points were collected in Pearse Park, Crumlin on Sunday where the Gers made light of the strong wind blowing and blew away the challenge of the local team with a flurry of first half goals.
Playing with the wind at the start Craig Scollard attacked well from centre back getting the first 2 points, which was soon added to by Schmeer’s left foot finish to the roof of the net. Following good work from David Lavelle and Schmeer, Daniel Hussey finished well from a tight angle with a low shot that whizzed past the busy Crumlin ‘keeper, things didn’t improve for the Crumlin no. 1 when some sloppy play allowed Donal McEnery a simple tap in. Crumlin got their second point of the half after a well worked move was finished nicely but the Gers pushed on with another Schmeer goal after he ran onto an inviting pass to rifle home, a good Hussey point after a quick free from Evan O’Brien and a further goal from Padraig Flynn when Schmeer’s looping effort came back off the crossbar saw the scores at the break Crumlin 0-2 Gers 5-3.
With Dick Young continuing his impressive form and Keith Stephens, Evan and a solid defence on top the Gers again dominated the second half. Lochlann McCabe cut through after 3 minutes of the changeover to clip over a point his performance well merited, Lavelle followed up with a point and then set up Hussey for another. 2 assured McEnery frees into the wind were followed by 2 Micheál Curtin points from play and a Hussey free from out right. The best was kept till last as Schmeer crowned his performance off with a superb 3rd goal that flew just inside the post.
Neil Costello had very little to do in goal but surely busier days lie ahead as the fight for promotion hottens up !
J. Hynes© Jim McGrath Killian McCabe
G. Callery C. Scollard (0-2) L. McCabe(0-1)
D. Young E. O’Brien
D. McEnery (1-2,2f) P. Flynn (1-0) K. Stephens
I. Glynn(3-0) D. Hussey(1-3,1f) D.Lavelle(0-1)
43 mins. M. Curtin(0-2) for Lavelle inj.
46 mins. K. Guerin for G. Callery
51 mins. G. Callery for D. McEnery