April 2nd, 2023
Tummery welcomed Maheraveely to Crawfords Lane today in Mercer League action. This game was in serious doubt early this morning after torrential downpours on Friday an early hours of the morning but thankfully the rain stopped an it was given the green light. Ryan introduced Paudi Dillon to the starting 11 this week after his two goal haul from the bench last week. Paul mchugh missed out this week.
Maheraveely sure to bring a fight to tummery looking to make themselves sure of safety against relegation from division one. Andy Seaney got proceedings underway as the rain started to fall again at crawfords lane. For the first 8 minutes maheraveely tried to pen tummery back in their own half aided by a strong wind. On ten minutes great link up play at the edge of the maheraveely box Emmet mcnabb set Paudi Dillon through on goal who finished to the net to put tummery 1 to the good. Tummery pressed hard for a second an had a few half chances, working tirelessly pressing maheraveely in to mistakes it was surely only a matter of time before the advantage was doubled. On 20 minutes tummery were two to the good when Paudi Dillon was chopped down in the box coming in from the right wing, Seaney pointed to the spot, upstepped Blain Campbell an finished to the net sending the keeper the wrong way.
Tummery were working tirelessly all over the park with Tommy Mullan dominating at left back with Blain Campbell and Declan Molloy sniffing out any maheraveely attack. Maheraveelys only real threat in the first half came from long balls from set plays. Right back for Veely was playing well keeping Emmet mcnabb at bay. Martin Hughes was winning some great ball up front with his presence but the final touch let him down when mcnabb was through on goal.
Whistler Andy Seaney brought proceedings to a halt with tummery good value for their two goal advantage.
Tummery started the second half quite slowly with maheraveely pressing hard for a goal to reduce the deficit. A series of corners an attacking plays with Andy little firing over from the edge of the 18 and flashed one across the tummery goal that went narrowly wide.
On 63 minutes Paudi Dillon grabbed his second with a great cross field ball from mcnabb switched it to Dillon who cut inside an smashed one in to the top left corner of the net a great strike. Paudi was replaced by Gary Mcguigan on 70 minutes. Gary quickly got up to the pace of the game and had a half chance shooting with his left foot from the edge of the 18 with the keeper gathered it comfortably.
On 78 minutes Colm Garrity replaced Declan McNulty who worked his socks off in the middle third all afternoon. Colm got straight in on the action smacking the outside of the upright when he found himself in space a the ball went wide.
On 83 minutes the tummery faithful were treated to another goal of the season contender from captain Adrian McCaffrey, Declan Molloy dispossessed a maheraveely forward on the half way like an passed the ball to aidy and he took one touch an let fly from 40+ yards with the ball nestling in the top left corner of the maheraveely net. Maheraveely didn’t give up the fight an had a half chance with minutes left on the clock that had Niall McCrory scrambling across his line.
Tummery were 4 on 1 with the last attack of the game and Seaney put the whistle to his mouth with the minimum of injury time played. Another three points and a clean sheet.
We are at home to beragh swifts next week with a series of games coming thick and fast