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Fourth win for impressive minor footballers

A quite stunning display from beginning to end enabled Newmarket’s minor footballers to record their fourth successive victory and maintain their perfect return from four league outings after a staggering win over Blackwater Rovers at Killavullen on Sunday morning.

Newmarket laid down a marker from the outset with Daniel Culloty pointing in the third minute. A minute later Barry O’Connor placed Gavin Forde with a pass and he made no mistake in finding the net for the first goal of the contest. Newmarket were in buoyant form with Gavin Forde and Alan Ryan stretching the advantage to six points after eight minutes. A second goal followed moments later, thanks to the industry of Con McAuliffe and Michael Cottrell who once again found Gavin Forde and his shot found the roof of the net in emphatic fashion. Gavin Forde and Michael Cottrell added points before Blackwater Rovers pointed in the eighteenth minute. A relentless Newmarket onslaught continued with Danny O’Connell pointing before Peter Lynch side stepped his way through the defence for a well taken solo goal. The prolific duo of Gavin Forde and Daniel Culloty twice, tacked over further points as Newmarket reached the interval with a tally of 3-9 before Blackwater Rovers pointed the final score of the half.

A well worked move from the second half throw in ended with Michael Cottrell supplying a textbook point. Gavin Forde and Michael Cottrell again found their range and the target before Alan Ryan fielded a kickout and burst his way through several opponents to finish superbly to the net. Donnacha Drumm and Daniel Culloty pointed before Michael Cottrell was alert to a dropping goal bound free to supply the finishing touch to the net. Daniel Culloty pointed stylishly before he added a free and Donal Hannon found the target by similar means. Daniel Culloty added his seventh point of the hour before Con McAuliffe and Michael Cottrell completed a resounding display with another brace of points.

The Newmarket team and scorers…

Gavin Forde (2-4), Daniel Culloty (0-7), Michael Cottrell (1-4), Alan Ryan (1-1), Peter Lynch (1-0), Con McAuliffe (0-1), Donal Hannon (0-1), Danny O’Connell (0-1), Donnacha Drumm (0-1)

Eoin O'Connell
Daniel O'Doherty Jeremy Murphy Con McAuliffe
Donal Hannon Paudie Allen Alan Ryan
Jonathan Flaherty Daniel Culloty
Michael Cottrell Barry O'Connor Peter Lynch
Gavin Forde Danny O'Connell
Subs: Damien O’Keeffe, Donnacha Drumm

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