Newmarket’s intermediate football team recorded their second successive league victory with a very comprehensive victory over Killavullen by 3-16 to 0-5 at Kilbrin on Saturday evening.
Newmarket laid down a marker from the very outset and John Lane had the first point on the board within a minute. John Ryan slotted over an excellently converted free in the fourth minute before John Lane added his second point. In the tenth minute Newmarket increased their advantage when John Lane raced through the Killavullen defence and crashed an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net. John Ryan added a point as Newmarket took a seven point lead before Killavullen got off the mark by scoring two points in succession.
Newmarket were further rewarded for their dominance on the scoreboard through points from Maurice Feehan, John Lane and John Ryan. As the half entered the closing minutes Mark Reidy placed a superb pass into the path of Tony O’Keeffe who turned in and raced towards goal before planting the ball to the net for a second and decisive Newmarket goal. John Ryan completed the scoring for the half with a free and Newmarket turned over with a big lead of 2-8 to 0-2.
After the restart Newmarket full forward T.J. Bodie produced the goods and hit over three well taken points in seven minutes with Killavullen also on target in this period of play. Newmarket, playing with confidence that was evident from their football produced a number of fine moves and were further rewarded with points from Seanie Francis O’Connor twice and Mark Reidy which built up a lead of 2-14 to 0-3 by the end of the third quarter. Tony O’Keeffe and Maurice Feehan also found the target before Tony O’Keeffe found the net for a second time when punching a dropping ball home from the edge of the square for a third goal. Killavullen rallied and Newmarket goalkeeper Niall O’Connor produced a few fine saves during the half before they finished the game with the final two points. However, Newmarket will reflect on a very satisfactory display from both the starting fifteen and five subs introduced.
The Newmarket team was…
|Sean Doody||Barry O’Leary||Brian O’Riordan|
|Anthony Crowley||Timothy Murphy||Bart Daly|
|Colin O’Sullivan||Gerard Casey|
|John Ryan (0-4)||Mark Reidy (0-1)||Maurice Feehan (0-2)|
|John Lane (1-3)||T.J. Bodie (0-3)||Tony O’Keeffe (2-1)|
|SUBS: Denys O’Brien, Seanie Francis O’Connor (0-2), Nicky Flanagan, Kevin O’Sullivan, T.J. Brosnan|