Newmarket’s intermediate footballers claimed their first league victory of the season when they recorded an impressive home victory over Glanmire by 3-13 to 1-10 on Monday evening last.
The visitors were quick of the mark pointing within seconds of the throw in. Newmarket tied proceedings with T.J. Bodie slotting over a fourth minute free before John Ryan kicked the home side in front four minutes later. The sides were tied for a second time in the eleventh minute and went on to exchange another brace of points, Denys O’Brien on the mark for Newmarket, as they squandered numerous scoring opportunities during the opening half. Timothy Murphy was upended in the Glanmire square following a defence splitting move and corner back, Brian O’Riordan stepped forward to slot the ball into the net for the games opening goal after twenty three minutes. Newmarket’s joy was short lived as the visitors struck for an equalizing goal within a minute. Newmarket went into the interval with a slender one point lead 1-4 to 1-3 thanks to T.J. Bodie pointing late into the half.
Upon the restart, John Lane scored his first point of the evening but Glanmire replied with a point instantly. In the sixth minute, Newmarket half back Mark Reidy found himself deep in Glanmire territory and he kept his composure to find the net at the second time of asking. This gave Newmarket the impetus to drive forward and full forward John Lane was in inspirational form as he reeled off four points from play, five in total during the third quarter and build up a six point advantage 2-9 to 1-6 at this stage.
Newmarket played some superb football in the second half, a Michael Kenneally point testimony of this when he burst forward to kick a point from another memorable passage of attacking play. Glanmire hit back with two points but a free flowing Newmarket answered with a brace of points through T.J. Bodie and Tony O’Keeffe. They sealed the issue when Bart Daly added a third goal, eight minutes from time. A resilient Glanmire added two points but fittingly an excellent Newmarket ended the scoring proceedings when David O’Flynn pointed.
The Newmarket team was…
|Brian O’Riordan (1-0)||Barry O’Leary||Robert Stack|
|Conor Cronin||Timothy Murphy||Mark Reidy (1-0)|
|Denys O’Brien (0-1)||Bart Daly (1-0)|
|David O’Flynn (0-1)||T.J. Bodie (0-3)||Tony O’Keeffe (0-1)|
|John Ryan (0-1)||John Lane (0-5)||Maurice Feehan|
|SUBS: Michael Kenneally (0-1), David Guiney Jerry McCarthy|