Stewartstown Vs Gortin

On Sunday evening, I attended another Stewartstown GFC event for the second weekend running. Stewartstown Harps took on Gortin in the first round of the Power N.I. Tyrone Intermediate Championship in Errigal Ciaran’s home ground of Dunmoyle. This was the penultimate game of the weekend after four days of club championship football in a row in Tyrone, all of which I missed unfortunately due to holidays.

Stewartstown and Gortin met only 2 weeks previous to this in the league and Gortin came out comfortable winners by 9 points so the Harps knew this was not going to be an easy game and were hoping to carry on the euphoria from last weekend’s official pitch opening ceremony.

A drab enough first half saw both teams go in level at 1-05 to 0-08 but the game opened up a lot in the second half which were full of incidents. In a very high scoring game however, Stewartstown came out on top on a scoreline of  4-09 to 2-14. This performance from the Harps certainly had the X-Factor and they will be fancied to progress further following championship exits from Edendork, Clann na Gael and Aghyaran earlier this weekend.

Below are some images from the game.

Gortin's Ruairi Keenan makes a clean catch in midfield against Ed Laverty early in the first half.

 

Diarmaid Mc Nulty posed a constant threat to the Stewartstown Harps defence resulting in the Harps management making numerous defensive changes to deal with him.

 

Peter Armour surges through the Gortin defence and strikes low for a second Stewartstown goal early in the second half.

 

Gareth Devlin (Mannies) shot on goal is blocked by Gortin's Shane Clarke.

 

Gortin struck back with a goal of their own, this time from the penalty spot.

 

In your face!! Anton Coyle celebrates his goal over Gortin's Shane Clarke.

 

 

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