Newmarket continued their bright start to 2016 with hard fought victory over Kildorrery in the second round of the Tom Creedon Cup.
Newmarket started confidently as they lead 0-3 to 0-1 after 15 minutes with a superb point from Darren O’Keeffe and two well taken scores by Daniel Culloty. The game was played in difficult conditions and this showed on the scoreboard as Newmarket led 0-4 to 0-2 at the half time interval.
In what was a tight and tense affair both teams continued to trade blows with Newmarket remaining in front with two points each from Barry O’Connor and Conor O’Keeffe to lead by 0-9 to 0-7 with 10 minutes remaining. The decisive score came in the 52nd minute when Barry O’Connor broke through Kildorrery defence to rattle a shot at the Kildorrey keeper who could only parry the shot back into the path of O’Connor who buried the rebound. Only minutes later Colin O’Sullivan wrapped up proceedings with a nice finish over the head of Kildorrery keeper. They game ended 2-9 to 0-7 in favour of Newmarket.
Newmarket now progress to meet the winners of Millstreet/Nemo Rangers in the quarter final.
The Newmarket team and scorers…
Barry O’ Connor (1-02), Colin O’Sullivan (1-00), Conor O’ Keeffe (0-03), Daniel Culloty (0-02), Darren O’Keeffe (0-01), Alan Ryan (0-01).
|Jack Guiney||T. J. Brosnan||Donnacha Fitzpatrick|
|Gavin Forde||Kevin O'Sullivan||Paudie Allen|
|Colin O'Sullivan||Alan Ryan|
|Darren O'Keeffe||Tony O'Keeffe||Ryan O'Keeffe|
|Conor O'Keeffe||Daniel Culloty||Barry O'Connor|