McWilliams setting scoring records as Maghera win

November 29, 2017

Danske Bank MacCormack Cup semi Final
St Patrick’s Maghera 3-12 St Mary’s Magherafelt 1-5
Lorcan McWilliams continued his amazing November scoring blitz in Ballinderry yesterday evening to take St Patrick’s Maghera clear of Danske Bank MacRory Cup holders St Mary’s Magherafelt and put any doubts aside as to what was the team to avoid in this season’s competition.
McWilliams has now scored 4-32 in the four games that Maghera have played, an amazing average of 1-8 per start!
He opened the scoring in this derby semi-final, but the next score came in the 12th minute from St Mary’s full-back Giussippi Lupari bombing upfield to fire to the Maghera net.
That score however seemed to ignite the Maghera challenge and they went on to hit 2-7 to a single pointed free in response from Daniel Bradley.
McWilliams and Richie Mullan pointed to level before a good move up the right-hand side in the 19th minute was shifted across the centre for McWilliams to take at pace and fire home.
However the game really turned against Magherafelt in the five minutes before the break as McWilliams’ quick thinking from a close-in free caught St Mary’s napping with a rasping drive to the top corner of the net.
He then brought his tally for the game to 2-3 as he and Fiontan Bradley finished the first half scoring at 2-8 to 1-1.
Unsurprisingly the Swatragh man was first on the score-sheet for the second half, a 36th minute free into the breeze.
However neither team made any real headway for the first 18 minutes of the second half, sharing six points between them, until in the 49th minute when Eunan Mulholland was on the end of another good Maghera move up the left. The sub soloed 15 metres before lashing the ball to the net at the near post.
Another emphatic marker laid down by Maghera and not for the first time Lorcan McWilliams’ name on everyone’s lips.
St Patrick’s : Lorcan McWilliams 2-6, 1-3 frees, Eunan Mulholland 1-0, Fiontan Bradley 0-3, Richie Mullan 0-1, Jude McAtamney 0-1, Daithi McLaughlin 0-1
St Mary’s : Giusippi Lupari 1-0, Daniel Bradley 0-3 frees, Conor O’Neill 0-1, Eunan McElhinnon 0-1.