Newmarket’s intermediate footballers completed their preparations for next Sunday’s championship encounter against Killavullen, with a disappointing league defeat, away to Newcestown on Sunday morning last, by 2-14 to 0-7.
Newmarket played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half but struggled to make an impact on a perfect playing surface. Newcestown opened the scoring with a third minute point with Seanie Francis O’Connor converting a free, three minutes later. The home side edged ahead before finding the net in the eleventh minute. They managed to add four more points without reply as they impressed with their fast flowing football. Seanie Francis O’Connor pointed late in the half but Newcestown pointed to turnover in front by 1-7 to 0-2.
Seanie Francis O’Connor pointed within seconds of the restart but Newcestown regained the initiative, helped at times by some sloppy play from Newmarket, as they scored five unanswered points in the next ten minutes. John Lane pointed for Newmarket but another Newcestown point, left the score reading 1-13 to 0-4 at the three quarter mark. T.J. Bodie knocked over a Newmarket point but Newcestown converted a penalty seven minutes from time and quickly added a point to cap a fine performance. Newmarket kept plugging away to the end and John Lane added two points to their total.
Despite Newmarket’s display, a number of players emerged with credit for their endeavours, notably Dermot Moynihan, Mark Reidy, Trevor Murphy and Denys O’Brien.
The Newmarket team was…
|Dermot Moynihan||Brian Daly||Mark Reidy|
|Bart Daly||John McSweeney||Trevor Murphy|
|Colin O’Sullivan||Denys O’Brien|
|David O’Flynn||Seanie Francis O’Connor (0-3)||Nicky Flanagan|
|John Lane (0-3)||Jerry McCarthy||Tony O’Keeffe|
|SUBS: Dan Murphy, T.J. Bodie (0-1), Timothy Murphy, John Cronin, Matthew Fitzpatrick|