Clyda Rovers defeated Newmarket on Monday evening in an entertaining intermediate football league game played at Mourne Abbey where the game ended 1-12 to 0-9 in favour of the home side.
Bart Daly kicked a fine point in the opening minute for Newmarket but the home side responded by scoring three successive points by the end of the first quarter. Clyda added a further point before Newmarket enjoyed a productive period and were rewarded with points from T.J. Bodie, Nicky Flanagan and Shane Anthony Murphy which tied the sides late in the half. Clyda had the final score of the half to turn over in front by 0-5 to 0-4.
Clyda were more clinical upon the restart and added three points in seven minutes. John Ryan converted a free for Newmarket before Clyda regained a four point lead. Newmarket were resolute and produced some fine passages of football throughout despite a two month layoff. T.J. Bodie pointed to leave the score 0-9 to 0-6 at the end of the third quarter. Clyda had the next two points but Tony O’Keeffe and T.J. Bodie responded with points for Newmarket. As the game entered the final minutes a superb Newmarket defensive rearguard were eventually breached as Clyda struck for the games only goal. Maurice Feehan scored the final point of the contest as Clyda emerged from a fine contest.
The Newmarket team was…
|Pa O’Brien||Barry O’Leary||Brian O’Riordan|
|Michael Kenneally||Bart Daly (0-1)||John Ryan (0-1)|
|Timothy Murphy||Shane Anthony Murphy (0-1)|
|David O’Flynn||T.J. Bodie (0-3)||Maurice Feehan (0-1)|
|John Lane||Tony O’Keeffe (0-1)||Nicky Flanagan (0-1)|
|SUB: David Quinlan|