Newmarket suffered a crushing defeat in exiting the EPS Bison Duhallow hurling championship at the hands of Kilbrin by 1-29 to 1-11 at Tullylease on Tuesday evening.
The Kilbrin onslaught began from the outset with the first point arriving in the second minute. By the tenth minute Kilbrin had five points on the board before John Lane got Newmarket off the mark with a pointed free in the tenth minute. Kilbrin added a point before striking for a goal midway through the half by which stage the outcome began to look ominous. Three further points followed before John Lane had Newmarket’s second score of the half. Newmarket failed to make any impact as Kilbrin blitzed their opponents with some sparkling scores. John Ryan added a further Newmarket point before the interval but a rampant Kilbrin turned over in front by a whopping 1-17 to 0-3.
Kilbrin added to their big tally within a minute of the restart before Newmarket’s talisman John Lane added two points. Kilbrin replied with four more unanswered points and were it not for the outstanding form of Newmarket goalkeeper Shane McAuliffe throughout and at times some wayward shooting the outcome could have been even worse. John Lane added to his tally before a brief respite arrived midway through the half when Michael Kenneally got a finishing touch to a John Lane delivery for a Newmarket goal. The sides shared the next four points with John Lane on target with another brace of points. Newmarket maintained an improved effort with three more points before the finish with John Lane twice either side of a superb individual point from Colin O’Sullivan proving scant consolation of a very disappointing evening for the club.
The Newmarket team and scorers…
John Lane (0-9), Colin O’Sullivan (0-1), Michael Kenneally (1-0), John Ryan (0-1).
|Michael O’Leary||Brendan Stack||Nicky Flanagan|
|Timothy Murphy||Kevin O'Sullivan||Niall O’Connor|
|Tony O'Keeffe||John Lane|
|Colin O'Sullivan||Shane Murphy||Jonathan Flaherty|
|John Ryan||Michael Kenneally||Barry O'Leary|
|Subs: Billy Daly.|