Newmarket progressed to the Tom Creedon Cup semi Final, after a 2-16 to 2-07 win over Nemo Rangers at Trabeg, on Saturday, the 27th of January.
The match began with Newmarket winning the throw-in and TJ Brosnan bursting up the field to receive a pass and tap the ball over the bar, to open the scoring. Newmarket registered another two points within the first ten minutes. The away team were clearly setting the pace during the early stages of the game, through a hard working middle eight. Nemo kicked their first score of the contest with fifteen minutes on the clock. However there was no let up from Newmarket, with Darren O’Keeffe and a brace from Daniel Culloty putting the visitors up 6 points to 2, with 22 minutes played. Newmarket then kept the scoring board ticking over with some great scores coming from D. Culloty and B. O’Connor. However just before half time the teams exchanged goals and Newmarket lead on a score line of 1-09 to 1-03.
Newmarket made a number of substitutions at half time, with young Paddy Browne coming on to make his intermediate debut. Newmarket began the second half by once again setting the pace with Barry O’Connor scoring three consecutive points, before Daniel Culloty hit the net for his second goal, leaving the score line showing Newmarket 2-12 Nemo Rangers 1-03. The visitors scored another few points before goalkeeper Shane McAuliffe received a black card for a drag down in the box and young Cathal Browne stepped into goals for the penalty and remainder of the game. The penalty showed to be a consultation score and Newmarket won out on a final scoreline of 2-16 to 2-07.
The Newmarket team and scorers…
Daniel Culloty (2-05, 2F), Barry O’Connor (0-05), TJ Brosnan (0-02), Darren O’Keeffe (0-02), Bart Daly (0-01, 45), Gavin Forde (0-01)
|Paudie Allen||Aidan Browne||Donnacha Fitzpatrick|
|Bart Daly||Alan Ryan||Gavin Forde|
|T. J. Brosnan||Mikey Cottrell|
|Darren O'Keeffe||Donal Hannon||Eddie Allen|
|Ryan O'Keeffe||Daniel Culloty||Barry O'Connor|
|Subs: TJ Bodie, Cathal Browne, Jeremy Murphy, Paddy Browne|