First-half lapses prove costly

Portlaoise will rue a poor first half display that cost them anychance of gaining points in this game in the Leinster Senior Leaugue Major 1 Sunday.

Portlaoise will rue a poor first half display that cost them anychance of gaining points in this game in the Leinster Senior Leaugue Major 1 Sunday.

The visitors ,who were runners up to Portlaoise last season, were much the sharper side and went ahead on 21 minutes from the penalty spot and it went to 2-0 on 36 minutes with a long range shot.

Portlaoise’s only good chanceof the half fell to Dylam McCabe on 39 minutes but his shot from 20 yards out was pushed out for a corner.

The second half saw Portlaoise dominate the play but poor finishing was very much the order of the day and on a breakaway, Grrenhills went three up on 74 minutes.

Portlaoise did pull a goal back on 87 minutes with Darren Rogers scoring direct from a corner but it was too little too late to change the outcome . game.