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Slaughtneil keep it simple to reach Ulster decider

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Slaughtneil keep it simple to reach Ulster decider thumbnailKillyclogher on the attack during Sunday’s semi-final in the Athletic Grounds.

SLAUGHTNEIL.............................1-11 KILLYCLOGHER (TYRONE)............0-8

THERE is no magic formula to the neverending success of the Slaughtneil footballers. Work hard, do not hit silly shots, keep possession; if you don't have the ball keep moving and provide options. Do not give away needless frees and keep iron discipline.
All their positives were on display at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday when they scored a comfortable win over Dominic Corrigan's Killyclogher. In contrast to Slaughtneil, the Tyrone champions were clumsy in the challenge, coughing up easy scoring chances for the Derry men.
They lacked the team work of Slaughtneil and some of their scoring attempts had the look of desperation about them. When Slaughtneil get in front, they can set up an iron curtain defence which is very hard to penetrate. One remarkable statistic of the game is that for 54 minutes, Killyclogher failed to score from open play.
There is always a calmness about Slaughtneil's play. They wait for the best possible option and work the ball into scoring positions. It didn't take them long to realise that if they ran at Killyclogher they would draw fouls and, with Paul Bradley around, that is just the case of handing him a score.

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