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Gowna edge past Crosserlough into Cavan final

Oct 1, 2022 21:10 By Dave Hooper
Gowna edge past Crosserlough into Cavan final Gowna edge past Crosserlough into Cavan final
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Gowna edge past Crosserlough into Cavan final

Gowna booked their place in the Cavan SFC final after a one point victory over Crosserlough.

In an end to end game with three first-half goals, Gowna finished strongest holding off Crosserlough.

Just nine minutes where on the clock when Conor Madden found the first goal of the game. Madden taking a high ball and riffling it into the bottom corner.

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Two minutes later and Conor Casey raced past the Crosserlough defence and blasted the ball into the net. 2-2 to three points.

While it appeared Gowna were taking control, Stephen Smith smashed the ball into the corner of the goal and all of a sudden the game was level on 27 minutes.

The sides were level at 2-4 to 1-7 at half-time.

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Gowna started the second-half stronger. Ryan Brady (2) and Tiarnan Madden moved Gowna ahead. Patrick Lynch responded with a Crosserlough free.

Then came a stream of Gowna scores, Conor Casey, Conor Madden and Cian Madden making it a five point game.

Peter Smith converted a penalty for Crosserlough when it looked all over. Robbie Fitzpatrick and Dara McVeety exchanged points and there was only one in it.

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With 60 seconds remaining Adrian Smith equalised for Crosserlough, but it wasn’t over.

Oisin Pearson sent over a beauty of a free-kick and Gowna marched into the Cavan final. Gowna 2-12 Crosserlough 2-11.

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