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Early goals prove the difference for footballers

The Newmarket senior footballers travelled to Coachford on Tuesday evening, the 18th of April, in the re-fixed Cork Credit Union’s League 4 tie.

The home side were the first to score and held an early two point lead. Points from corner-forward Ryan O’Keeffe on six and twelve minutes, kept Newmaket in contention. A three minute burst soon after put daylight between the teams, with both Conor O’Keeffe and Barry O’Connor raising the green flag, pushing the visitors 2-02 to 0-03 ahead. Buoyed by the goals, Newmarket strengthened their position over the closing ten minutes of the half. A brace of frees from Conor O’Keeffe and a trio of points, including a 45, from Ryan O’Keeffe, gave the Duhallow side a 2-07 to 0-04 advantage at the break.

While Newmarket opened the second period’s scoring through Darren O’Keeffe, it was the home side who dominated the early exchanges, reducing the gap to just a goal on 45 minutes. The lead was down to two five minutes later. Newmarket recovered their scoring touch in the closing minutes, with a Conor O’Keeffe free and a Ryan O’Keeffe goal confirming the 3-09 to 1-09 win.

The Newmarket team and scorers…

Ryan O’Keeffe (1-05, 1×45), Conor O’Keeffe (1-03, 3f), Barry O’Connor (1-00), Darren O’Keeffe (0-01).

Josh O'Keeffe
Mikey Browne Alan Ryan Paudie Allen
Aidan Browne T. J. Brosnan Bart Daly
Mikey Cottrell David Cottrell
John Ryan Kevin O'Sullivan Darren O'Keeffe
Conor O'Keeffe Barry O'Connor Ryan O'Keeffe
Subs: Paddy Browne, Daniel Norton

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