Newmarket suffered a crushing defeat in their second hurling league outing at home to Freemount on a dreary, wet Saturday evening, the visitors cruising to a 5-16 to 0-3 victory.
Conditions prior to the throw in ensured trying greasy conditions but Freemount were unfazed from the outset to score three points within five minutes. Newmarket struggled despite some resolute displays in defence from John Scanlon, John McSweeney and Kevin O’Sullivan and Freemount hit the net for the first time in the seventeenth minute. Newmarket’s fragile confidence further disintegrated before the interval with Freemount adding two further goals in addition to their first half tally of nine points.
Newmarket had the first point of the second half thanks to Kevin O’Sullivan and despite an improved effort Freemount had the next three points before adding a fourth goal. Kevin O’Sullivan supplied Newmarket’s additional two points but Freemount failed to relent their dominance and punished Newmarket in emphatic fashion on the night.
The Newmarket team was…
|John Scanlon||John McSweeney||Donnacha Fitzpatrick|
|Tony O’Keeffe||Kevin O’Sullivan (0-3)||Anthony Crowley|
|Conor Cronin||John Ryan|
|Michael Kenneally||Robert Stack||Shane Murphy|
|Barry O’Leary||Colin O’Sullivan||Ian Flanagan|
|SUBS: Donnacha O’Dea, Brendan Stack, William O’Flynn|