Newmarket, despite defeat, put in a very commendable performance away to Rockchapel in the Ducon Cup on Tuesday evening, where the home side emerged with victory from a high scoring contest by 1-16 to 1-10.
Newmarket got a dream start as Kevin O’Connor found the Rockchapel net within two minutes of the throw in. Daniel Culloty pointed his first point of a phenomenal personal performance in the fourth minute. Rockchapel wiped out the deficit in a matter of minutes as after pointing in the fifth minute they struck for an eighth minute equalizing goal. Daniel Culloty edged Newmarket in front again in the eleventh minute but Rockchapel dominated the remainder of the half. Indeed, Newmarket failed to register another score while Rockchapel went on to record seven points which proved crucial as the game unfolded. The half time score read 1-8 to 1-2 in favour of Rockchapel.
The second half proved even all the way in terms of scoring. Nicky Flanagan answered an early Rockchapel point. The home side added a brace to their tally but Daniel Culloty kept Newmarket in touch with his third and fourth points of the evening. Nicky Flanagan had Newmarket’s next score as the home side led by 1-12 to 1-6 midway through the half. The sides shared another eight points between them before the conclusion, as Nicky Flanagan and another trio of points from play from the outstanding Daniel Culloty accounted for Newmarket’s scoring on the night.
The Newmarket team and scorers…
Daniel Culloty (0-7), Kevin O’Connor (1-0), Nicky Flanagan (0-3)
|Michael O’Leary||Mark Murphy||Paudie Allen|
|Matthew Fitzpatrick||Sean Doody||Stephen Stokes|
|Seanie Francis O Connor||Conor Cronin|
|Kevin O'Connor||Michael Kenneally||Alan Ryan|
|Nicky Flanagan||Daniel Culloty||Gavin Forde|
|Subs: Robert Stack|