Major setback for league side

FAI Oscar Traynor Cup Milebush Park, Castlebar. Mayo League 3 Roscommon & District League 0 Roscommon had a major setback to their plans on Saturday when the management team left the team setup and with players pulling out of the team. That left John Sherlock and Danny Doyle with the help of Gerry Tully to pick the team for Sunday’s game with Mayo. Roscommon went into this game on the back of a draw in their last game, while this was Mayo’s first game in the competition. The game was slow to get started with six minutes on the clock Roscommon won a free-kick just outside the Mayo’s penalty box, when the Mayo keeper rushed out and brought down a Roscommon player, the following free-kick was taken by Roscommon’s Gerry Egan which brought a good save from the Mayo keeper. All the early play was in the Roscommon half of the pitch as Mayo were on top and missed a lot of chances to take the lead. With 37 minutes on the clock Mayo took the lead from a free-kick, Mayo’s Mick Duffy fired a great shot at the Roscommon goal which brought a finger tip save from Derek Miskihill who pushed the shot onto the cross-bar only to see it drop to Mayo’s Dessie O’Malley to score the opener. With the start of the second half, it was all Roscommon who took the game to Mayo and Roscommon was unlucky not to level the game, but James Coyne shot wide of the goal. On sixty minutes the Mayo goalkeeper went off with an injury. Against the run of play Mayo broke to score their second goal from Dessie O’Malley to end the game as a contest. With 75 minutes on the clock James Coyne missed his second chance to score, with his shot going wide. With time running out Mayo broke to score their third goal from David Cameron to make the final score three nil but on this display Roscommon are not out of the competition and will pick up points. The final score in Castlebar, Mayo League 3 Roscommon League 0.