Bord Gais League Division 3 Round 4
Leitrim 1-12 v Westmeath 1-10
We were back in our home ground to welcome last year’s Intermediate All-Ireland Champions Westmeath. This was a much anticipated game and this was evident when the Leitrim team took to the field of play last Sunday captÁined by our very own ‘Golden Boot’ recipient Áine Tighe. We started very strong with both Áine Tighe and Erin Farrell getting there names on the score board and then just fifteen minutes in, Annaduff’s Sarah McManus found herself in an excellent position and finished a pass from Áine Tighe into the back of the net. This was the goal that would be the difference between the two teams for most of the game. Westmeath of course were not going down without a fight and they soon matched us in scores and eight minutes into the second half the scoreline was 1-7 to 7 points in Leitrim’s favour but the danger was ever present.
The second half was a tense affair with two Westmeath players spending 10minutes in the Sin Bin*. There were several minutes of tense injury time with a Westmeath free given in the closing seconds. The game ended on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-12 in favour of the home team and we remain unbeaten in our fortress in Ballinamore for 2012. The win also sees us in 2nd place of Division 3. Next weekend we take on Wicklow on Sunday 11th in Ballinamore at 2pm. Some photographs from the game are available in the gallery section.
*In my initial report of the game I had incorrectly stated that one Westmeath player received a red card. This was inaccurate as the player only received a yellow card. I sincerely apologise to the player and the Westmeath team and wish them all the best in their forthcoming matches.
05-Mar-12 by Claire Noone PRO LGFA