St Peter’s book playoff place

St Peter’s 2-13 Grange 1-6

St Peter’s booked their place in the playoffs as they had too much for Grange on home soil, to win by ten points.

The sides traded scores at the start of the game and things were all level after ten minutes of play, 0-2 apiece.

Ben Total and Odhran Rafferty pointed for the visitors and their scorers were matched by Oisin Ginesi and Niall McConville.

St Peter’s nudged in front with a point through Ruairi McDonald before Patrick McGibbon doubled their advantage.

Ben Total pulled one back for the visitors but the Lurgan men rattled the net with the games first goal.

Ethan Lavery, who made a big impact in the first half, raised a green flag as St Peter’s scored straight from their own kick out.

Miceal McKenna claimed a brace for Grange, but both his efforts were cancelled out by scores from Lavery.

Eugene Doran exchanged efforts with Daire Mallon as the first half came to a close. St Peter’s held a four point lead at the turnaround, winning 1-7 to 0-6.

St Peter’s started the second half superbly well, knocking over two points inside the opening three minutes.

Oisin Ginesi added his second point, while Ryan Kelly got himself on the scoresheet, firing over from close range.

That put St Peter’s six to the good and the Grange challenge became a much stiffer one when they were reduced to 14. Sean Doherty received his marching orders for an off the ball incident.

Kelly extended the hosts advantage as he captured a long ball to the square and blasted to the net.

St Peter’s picked up another three scores, with Doran, Conan Moore and Ginesi all racing forward to raise white flags.

Grange hunted for a goal and they eventually got one past Caolan Cush as Odhran Rafferty fired the ball to the roof of the net.

St Peter’s claimed the final score of the evening as McConville slotted over a free with the last kick of the game.

In association with PB’s Bar Moy