Newmarket’s minor football team claimed victory against Boherbue at Newmarket by 5-11 to 2-9 in an open league contest played in wet conditions last Thursday evening.
Newmarket got off to a flying start when a well worked move ended with Daniel Culloty and he pointed in fine style within a minute. Boherbue levelled matters in the tenth minute and took a lead thanks to a second point a minute later. Newmarket regained the lead when a sublime long distance pass from T.J. Brosnan picked out Nicky Barrett and he crashed the ball to the back of the net for a fine goal. T.J. Brosnan scored two points for Newmarket, either side of a free from Vinny Molloy as Newmarket built up a lead of 1-4 to 0-2 after nineteen minutes. As conditions deteriorated, Newmarket took a firm grip of proceedings late in the half thanks to two quick fire goals in as many minutes. The first came courtesy of Vinny Molloy with Luke McCarthy following suit as Newmarket enjoyed a lead of 3-4 to 0-2 at the interval.]
Boherbue started the second half brightly and added two points in three minutes. Newmarket responded and found the target thanks to a brace of points from Nicky Barrett and another from T.J. Brosnan. Ten minutes into the half T.J. Brosnan lobbed the goalkeeper with a deft chip to find the net and Newmarket had a commanding lead of 4-7 to 0-4 at this stage.
It was Boherbue, however who reacted in fine fashion at this point. A goal quickly followed and three further points brought the deficit to three clear goals.
As the game entered the final ten minutes a second Boherbue goal ensured a tense conclusion. Substitute, Con McAuliffe pointed to end a barren thirteen minute spell for Newmarket but two more Boherbue points left just five points between the sides entering the final five minutes. Newmarket dug deep and found the reserves to produce a storming final few minutes. Daniel Culloty kicked a point before Con McAuliffe was on hand to claim an insurance goal from close range. Newmarket closed out the victory through further late points from substitutes, Gerry Murphy and David Enright. The win was Newmarket’s third of the campaign from five outings.
The Newmarket team was…
|Michael O’Leary||Timmy O’Flynn|
|Eoin Murphy||Jack Birtley||Paudie Allen|
|Patrick Kelly||T.J. Brosnan (1-3)|
|Nicky Barrett (1-2)||Timmy O’Keeffe||Daniel Culloty (0-2)|
|Vinny Molloy (1-1)||Luke McCarthy (1-0)|
|SUBS: David Enright (0-1), Con McAuliffe (1-1), Gavin Keane, Gerry Murphy (0-1), Donnacha Drumm|