Newmarket recorded their first victory in this years Premier Intermediate football league with a fine 2-10 to 0-7 win away to Mallow on Wednesday evening.
The home side took a second minute lead with Seanie Francis O’Connor gaining parity, three minutes later. The home side added two points before a move initiated by a fine piece of repossession from Denys O’Brien, ended with David O’Flynn being upended for a Newmarket penalty. Seanie Francis O’Connor duly converted the kick with an emphatic finish to the roof of the net. T.J. Bodie then slotted over a free with Mallow on target in the next minute. Seanie Francis O’Connor and John Lane pointed as Newmarket began to gain control. Two points were exchanged before the end of the half with Seanie Francis O’Connor completing the scoring at 1-5 to 0-5 at the turnover.
Newmarket began the second half well and added points through John Lane and Timothy Murphy to increase their advantage. Mallow pointed next at the end of the third quarter before the sides traded points, Denys O’Brien landing a fine effort for Newmarket after some good team play spanning the length of the pitch. As the game entered the final ten minutes, after defending resolutely with Mark Reidy in superb form and ably assisted by the other five backs, Newmarket finished the game in fine style. Tony O’Keeffe finished offÂ the game when he knocked home a Timothy Murphy shot from close range. David O’Flynn and John Lane capped a fine team performance with a couple of points as Newmarket went on to claim the win by 2-10 to 0-7.
The Newmarket team was…
|Dermot Moynihan||Brian Daly||Mark Reidy|
|Trevor Murphy||John McSweeney||Kevin O’Sullivan|
|Denys O’Brien (0-1)||Colin O’Sullivan|
|David O’Flynn (0-1)||Seanie Francis O’Connor (1-3)||T.J. Bodie (0-1)|
|Tony O’Keeffe (1-0)||John Cronin||John Lane (0-3)|
|SUBS: Timothy Murphy (0-1), Nicky Flanagan|