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The Heath inflict third straight defeat on Stradbally

Evin Keane was on the score sheet as The Heath beat Stradbally
Evin Keane was on the score sheet as The Heath beat Ballyfin Gaels

The Heath 1-13 Stradbally 0-13

ACFL Division 1A

The Heath inflicted a third straight defeat upon Stradbally and gave their chances of regaining their league title a shot in the arm in the process.

Donie Norton’s men moved up to third place in the table behind early pace setters St Joseph’s and O’Dempsey’s following a three point home win tonight.

The Heath raced into a five point to no score lead in the first ten minutes when Evin Keane, Chris Bergin and Daithi Carroll amongst the scorers.

Stradbally got back into the game with centre forward Tom Shiel, who ended it with eight points, kicking a few scores but they still trailed by 0-7 to 0-5 at half time.

The scoring remained tit for tat until the decisive moment arrived with seventeen minutes to go.

A high ball caused pandemonium in the Stradbally defence and the ball eventually fell to Chris Bergin who fired home the game’s only goal.

Stradbally tried to get the goal that would bring them level but it never came and The Heath held on for the win.

Stradbally will look to end their losing streak at home O’Dempsey’s next Sunday while The Heath will travel to Mageny to face Arles-Killeen.

THE HEATH: Shane Booth; Liam Campbell, Bob Delaney, Alan Whelan; Colin Nestor, Jimmy Nerney, James Phelan; Daithi Carroll, JP Nerney; Robbie Dowling, Evin Keane, Mark Dunne; Podge Whelan, Ciarán Hyland, Chris Bergin

STRADBALLY: Wayne Comerford; Colin Beale, Eamon Conlan, Jack Langton; Jamie Kavanagh, Liam Knowles, Charlie O’Brien; Darren Maher, Stephen Lawlor; Tom Shiel, Colm Kelly, Damien Murphy; Padraig Fitzpatrick, Conor Delaney, Cormac Delaney. Subs: John Donohue for Charlie O’Brien, Eoin Buggie for Colm Kelly, Derek Beale for Cormac Delaney, Sean Devoy for Damien Murphy

Referee: Eddie Kinsella (Courtwood)

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