2 Point Win In Bekan – Mayo vs Galway U-20

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It may have been a battle with the wind tonight in Bekan but it didn’t stop the Mayo U20’s as they saw off Galway to win by two points in the Connaught quarter-final.

Both sides had a battle with wind conditions throughout the game with Mayo facing the most in the first half.

Cian O’Connell opened the scoreline for Mayo within the first minute slotting the ball over the bar, Galway later followed with their first score in the thirteen-minute.

Photo: Mayo GAA

Mayo keeper Brian O’Flaherty stopped a great goal chance from Galway that if gotten would have been a huge decider by full time.

Throughout the first half, both teams seemed to lack communication with each other which resulted in many missed score opportunities.

Coming into the game it was a war for survival for both teams and in the first half was both teams were matching each other’s strengths and weaknesses but the scoreline was all level at 0:02 for both teams by the halftime whistle.

Photo: Mayo GAA

Galway opened the scoreline in the second half and whatever was said in the changing room at halftime made both teams wake up and put on the fight to keep their season alive.

Jack Fallon’s goal for Mayo gifted Mayo their drive to keep going as Galway struggled to answer back.

Mayo’s Cian O’Connell and Frank Irwin increased the scoreline as Mayo pulled out all the stops to make sure Galway couldn’t catch up.

Photo: Mayo GAA

Twenty Eight minutes into the second half Galway managed to pull back a goal but it was just too late for the tribesman as Mayo were the ones to show they wanted it just that bit more.

Next up is Leitrim for Maurice Sheridan’s panel and even though there’s a lot to be worked on after tonight’s game, I’ve no doubt we could see this Mayo team go far in this year’s U-20 Championship.

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Chloe Lynch

I'm Chloe Lynch a GAA journalist from County Mayo.
I've been writing for over a year, some of you might know me best as The Girl That Writes About Mayo GAA.
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