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Truagh V Scotstown SFL 2018

Scotstown started this game with one win under their belts while Truagh were defeated in their first game v Clontibret. This defeat for Truagh was by a point in extra time so they were hoping to make a win secure long before the full time whistle. Against Scotstown at St. Mellans they began well on what started out a a beautiful day for football. Scotstown seemed to play a very defensive game and yet Truagh were finding gaps and also scoring fine points from outfield. Rory Beggan was also finding it difficult to make the kick-out count as Truagh cut them out very often.  By the interval the the home team was leading by 7 points to 1 and Scotstown were struggling. The second half was a different game with the rain lashing down and Scotstown on the attack from word go and now it was Truagh's turn to defend. They did this well for a time but when Scotstown began to take their points the game was soon all square despite the valiant efforts of the Truagh defence. Rory Beggan was on form from frees and Scotstown went ahead. With the aid of two free kicks Truagh equalised from the boot of Padraig McKenna but back came Scotstown and ended with a one point victory on a score of 0 - 10 points to 0 - 9.

The heavy rain did spoil this contest but the niggle and off the ball incidents deflected the concentration of a few players from the task in hand and that spoiled the game more.