Moate CS...3-19 Moyne CS...2-7
Moyne Community School suffered a 12-point defeat at the hands of Moate Community School in the North Leinster Schools U-16 'B' Football Championship Round 2 game at the Moate grounds on Tuesday of last week.
However, there was nothing separating the sides in the first half as it was all square at the break, 2-4 to 1-7, with Moyne target man Johnny McCabe scoring a couple of well-taken goals in the space of four minutes.
But Moyne were no match for Moate in the second half as the rampant Westmeath outfit clocked up another 2-9 to run out most emphatic winners and the losers were restricted to just three points in the second half.
Particularly impressive for the winners was corner-forward Ciaran Allen who tormented the Moyne full-back-line from the opening whistle and no matter what approach the Moyne mentors tried to apply to contain the threat of the Moate dangerman their efforts were futile.
Despite the defeat Moyne did enjoy some spells of dominance and the period leading up to the end of the first half certainly caused some concern for their opponents as Johnny McCabe got the two goals to keep his side in contention.
But the stronger Moate side asserted their superiority in the second half and eights points in a row put the issue beyond all doubt.
MOYNE CS: Gareth Lynch; Damien Bannon, Dan Gorman, Brian Gorman; Paul Hughes, Shane McKeon, Ray O'Brien; Mark Breslin (0-1), Conor Hawkins; Dean Cosgrove (0-1), Michael Corcoran (0-1, free), Johnny McCabe (2-0); Martin Cassidy (0-1), Peter Mimnagh (0-2, frees), Ross McNerney. Subs used:- Scott Howe for D Bannon (42 mins); Niall Connolly for R McNerney (56 mins); Kian Bannon for P Mimnagh (55 mins).
MOATE CS: Dean Tyrell: James Farrell, Paul Henson, Peter Cunningham; Robert Gorman, Joe O'Meara, Theo Watts; Andrew McCormack, Joe Keenaghan; Sam Moran, Adam Scanlon, John Corbally; Stephen Woods, Lorcan Dolan, Ciaran Allen.
Referee: Declan Nugent (Westmeath).