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Westaro Masters, Week 2, Night 1 Review

18/11/21 | Paul O'Malley

The air was thick with misty rain and the smell of Deep Heat muscle gel as the second round of Westaro Masters League action took place on Wednesday night with the focus on Division Two and Three

Killala showed once more why they are the team to beat in Division 3 with a big 13-3 win over Manulla B in one of two opening games of the night. Rory Gallagher was on fire once again, this week netting five to add to last week's hat-trick, with his final goal a contender for goalof the night. Conor McHale netted a hat-trick for the north Mayo men while Alan Murphy scored a brace. There were also goals for JP Guiheen, Paul Cummins and Kevin Whyte. Mick Cuffe netted two for Manulla B and Jason Flynn added the other.

Swinford A went one goal better on last week's 2-2 draw with their B team, this time beating Ballinrobe Town B 3-2. Johnny McNulty scored a brace, his opener coming late into the first half as some dogged defending from both teams. Robert Purdy also scored a fine free kick for Chris McHale-Roe's men while Mark Gibbons brace wasn't enough for their south Mayo opponents.

Snugboro United failed to follow up on their impressive 9-1 win last week, falling to a 4-2 defeat against a much-improved Ballyglass side. Alan Plunkett scored a hat-trick for the Candystripes and also laid on a brilliant assist for Michael Conroy. To their credit, Aaron Curry and Jonathan Duffy restored parity after United went in 2-0 down at half time but Ballyglass broke away in the second half to claim the win.

Swinford B put Castlebar Celtic B to the sword with a 7-3 victory. It was a cagey first half that ended 2-2 with goals for Ronan Glynn and Russell Gibbons for Celtic and Jakub Gawalkiewicz and Enda Casey in the opening 25. Swinford pulled away in the second half though, taking a quick fire burst of goals. Casey hit his second, Keith Robinson scored a brace, Paul Kenny scored one and so too did Paddy McDonnell to put them five goals clear. Kevin Scahill hit a late consolation for Celtic B.

The games from Division 2 took centre stage at 9pm as Ballyvary Blue Bombers laid down a big marker with an 8-1 win over local rivals Straide
& Foxford United.
There were braces for Simon Cloherty, David Dodgson and Mark Kilgallon with additional goals scored by Declan Neary and Colm Kelly. Kelly's goal was a standout, as he booted it in from halfway down the pitch. Michael Smyth's goal levelled it up early on for S&F but that was good as it got for them.

Another local derby took place one pitch over at 9pm as Claremorris B recovered from their heavy loss against Iorras in week 1 to beat Ballyhaunis
4-2. Kevin Duggan and Brendan French scored in the opening half and James Cullinane hit a brace in the second to seal the win. Ballyhaunis goals were supplied by Maurice Prendergast and Pat McGee.

Player of the day: Killala's Rory Gallagher looks as though he wants to get the Golden Boot sowed up good and early. Five goals against Manulla B earns him this award.

Goal of the day: Rory Gallagher claims this too for his fifth and final goal. It was a team effort as a quick counter attack saw Mikey Murphy release Alan Murphy on the wing with a lovely back heel. He found Gallagher in the middle who finished the move in perfect fashion.

Goalkeeper of the day: Pat Delaney of Ballyglass was kept extremely busy during their 4-2 win over Snugboro but he kept Aaron Curry and company quiet for the most part.