Rosenallis (@1.83) vs Portlaoise Int (@2.2)

Our Prediction:

Rosenallis will win

Rosenallis – Portlaoise Int Match Prediction | 16-09-2019 15:00

Portlaoise got off to a lightening quick start taking the game to Rosenallis from the tip off. On the one occasion he didnt gather the ball the ever alert David Mulhall was on hand to mop up the loose ball. They created chance after chance but their forays forward proved fruitless. They had Emmanuel Famokuna to thank at the other end for impeccable handling and distribution.

The score remained one nil till half time. A Rosenallis corner fell to David Olebuwale on the edge of his own box.He quickly played a ball forward to Tobi Olaoye who travelled forty yards with the ball,holding off three defenders in the process. Olaoye then had the awareness to find Olebuwale on the edge of the Rosenallis box,his first touch set him up to slot home from twelve yards,an excellent counter attack. The deadlock was broken on fifteen minutes.

He doubled the Portlaoise lead half way through the second half. A stunning ball across the box by Harry Whalley was met superbly on the half volley as Carlisle redirected the ball to the side netting,a very well constructed and finished goal. They added one more goal through Cillian Friel, bringing his tally to seven goals in his last three games. Portlaoise played some lovely football in the last six minutes,threatening to score with every attack. Dempsey, Young and Kingston all contributed massively but none more so than Cameron Carlisle.

Late heroics seal Rosenalliss first win of the championship

Bergin landed another free to put Portlaoise one point clear but the final five minutes would be Rosenalliss as Keating landed his sixth and seventh frees, with Lennon adding a high ball over the bar and young John Maher finding the goals for Rosenallis to finish victors 2-15 to 1-14. The 50th minute would bring the goal Rosenallis so desperately needed- as Walter Murphy caught a high ball in from Keating and rattled the back of the net.

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Eventually,following fine work down the left by Cillian Friel, Tobi Olaoye managed to score just before half time. The visitors got off to the perfect start after two minutes when they brilliantly converted a free kick from the edge of the box,driving the ball to the roof of the Portlaoise net. Friel won the ball deep in the Rosenallis half before squaring the ball to Olaoye who calmly lifted the ball over the onrushing keeper to make the game one all. Emmanuel Famokunwa did well to get fingertips to the ball but it was struck with too much power. Theyll be bitterly disappointed to come out of the game with nothing to show for their football and work rate but will learn the harsh lesson,if you dont take your chances you wont win games. Rosenallis scored their third with ten minutes to go effectively putting the game to bed. Cameron Carlisle, Paddy Young, Robbie Farrell, Tobi Olaoye and Harry Whalley all had opportunities to find the net but unfortunately couldnt. Portlaoise hosted Rosenallis on Saturday morning in immaculate conditions in Rossleighan Park. Both teams came into the game on a high after impressive wins in their opening fixtures. Portlaoise still had plenty of time to get back into the game and looked like creating chances every time they attacked but couldnt finish off all their good work. This one wasnt as well struck but managed to squirm its way over the line,two one to the away team. Rosenallis punished their wastefulness ten minutes in when they took advantage of another sloppy free kick conceded by the home team. They created chance after chance but couldnt seem to find the net,hitting the post and calling the Rosenallis keeper into action on numerous occasions. The second half saw more of the same from Portlaoise. Portlaoise continued to attack and were unlucky not to score at least a second goal. Rosenallis to their credit defended very well and were clinical when they got their chances. They bombarded the Rosenallis goal but their finishing left alot to be desired. Awakened by this setback Portlaoise took control of the ball and the game.