Slane        2-13

Moynalty 1-16

Slane came from six down with six to play to snatch a thoroughly deserved raw in this JFC clash at Kilberry on Sunday, and they even managed a missed penalty in the hectic conclusion, Matthew Tully blasting wide from the spot after he was hauled down, an incident which saw ref Liam Reddy black card a Moynalty defender.

It felt like deja vu for the Slane supporters, as the men in blue found themselves 6 points to no score down in the opening stages – similar to what happened in this fixture 1 year ago.

Slane started to get to grips with the game, with Conor Forde pointing from play before Jim Marry got on the end of a Matt Tully pass after rounding the keeper and finished to the net to reduce the margin to 2 and get Slane back into the game.
The two sides traded points as Tully pointed from a free and some nice linkup play involving Kyle Tallon and Eanna Mooney seen Conor Forde get another well taken score to end the first quarter 1-3 to 8 in favour of the Moynalty men.
The second quarter began with a lovely run and pointed finish from Zak Fitzsimons to leave the minimum between the sides. Another Tully free and a short flurry of Moynalty points sent the teams into the break with   Moynalty leading ona scoreline of 1-5 to 11.
Slane came out in the second half eager to get themselves back into contention.
Paul Lynch hit a monster score from near the end line to add to Moynalty’s advantage but Tully’s direct running alongside the full forward pairing of Zak Fitzsimons and Conor Forde was causing havoc in the north county teams defence.
Moynalty started the final quarter very well, scoring 2 quick points, before Conor Forde added another point for Slane.
What could have been the killer blow came from a quickly taken sideline ball which caught the Slane defence out  and was scrambled to the net.
From the restart after the second half water break Slane were dominant, and a well taken point from substitute Kevin Dunne, got them ticking again. Moynalty would respond with 2 further points to leave the scoreline at 1-10 to 1-16 with 5 minutes to go.
Slane knew they needed goals at this point and drove hard at the Moynalty defence. Tully pointed first and then found himself hauled to ground in on goal, which resulted in a black card and penalty.
The penalty went agonisingly wide of the left post and all looked lost, but this only drove Slane on to get something from the game. Ruairi Searle pointed from play off his right. Tully, again in on goal, seen his effort saved on the line, only for Eoin Feeley to drive it into the top right corner to leave only a point between the sides.
Some incredible turnovers from Daniel Forde and Eoin Gibbs in the closing stages piled the pressure on and kept Slane in the Moynalty half. A Moynalty foul on the edge of the “D” seen Conor Forde tasked with taking it on to level the game which he did so with great composure.
Slanes team and management sported new gear courtesy of McCann’s Apples
Slane :Darren Berrill (0-1), Aaron Lane, Eoin Gibbs, Sean Murray, Ruairi Searle (0-1), Francis Marry, Peter Martyn, Jim Marry (1-0), Matt Tully (0-4), Kyle Tallon, Daniel Forde, Eoin Feeley (1-0), Conor Forde (0-4), Eanna Mooney, Zak Fitzsimons (0-2) – Subs: Jake Harrop for Peter Martyn, Kevin Dunne (0-1) for Kyle Tallon