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