Clann na Banna notes as U12s get back to winning ways

Clann na Banna’s U12s returned to winning ways against Rostrevor having suffered their first defeat the weekend before.

The visitors to Cottage Park got off to a fine start when scoring a goal within the first minute.

A shell shocked Bann found it hard to get into the game and after a series of wides, finally split the posts with a Diamond point.

Consistent home pressure then followed and a series of scores were rounded off by a converted free by Dara Scullion and a goal by Quigley.

The score of the day involved the ball been quickly moved through the hands of Helen Vaughan, Campbell and Eoin Scullion before being slotted over from distance.

The second half again saw Bann dominating and further scores by Donal Scullion were followed by a two goal salvo from Jamie Strain which looked to have sealed the victory there and then.

Bann were caught napping however and two Rostrevor goals within a minute reduced the arrears. At this stage the result was in the balance but the Bann midfield again regained the upper hand and moved clear with scores from Quigley.

The game moved to it’s conclusion with the home defence on top and the Masterson/Campbell axis sweeping up everthing that came their way.

It is to their credit that having lost their previous game, Bann showed great character, commitment and above all, teamwork to carve out a deserved victory that leaves them second in the table and still within touching distance of the leaders.

TEAM: S Cunningham, R Masterson, J Campbell, F Vaughan, H Vaughan, E Scullion, K Quigley, C Diamond, Dara Scullion, J Strain, Donal Scullion, L Vaughan.

- There was a great home win for Clann na Banna Reserves in the derby against Annaclone last Friday night.

- Under 6, 8 and 10 training is on Thursday nights at 6.30pm at the club.