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Bennettsbridge Junior B secure second victory in League Championship

posted Jul 23, 2015, 12:13 AM by Alan Flynn

JJ Kavanagh Junior B North Hurling Champ Round 2. Dicksboro 1-15 Bennettsbridge 3-12

Bennettsbridge went to Palmerstown on Sunday last to take on Dicksboro in the Hurling Championship. Played with a strong wind blowing down the field the Bridge lads played the first half facing the stiff breeze along with a strong and determined Boro side. After getting off to the perfect start with well taken points from K Brennan, W Murphy L Dowling and D Walsh with just 6mins on the clock and all the momentum things looked very positive. However the Boro struck back with 1-4 unanswered. The goal was a real sickner after Ben Tynan appeared to have it covered only for the ball to sneak in by the post. W Murphy stemmed the flow on 13mins only for the Boro to hit 3 more points on the trot. It could have been a lot worse only for a great save by Ben in the Bridge goal. By half time the Bridge had hit 8 points from play but the Boro had scored 1-11 at the other end. The lads were asked for a big effort in the second half and got off to a good start with a point from D Walsh. After 10 minutes honours were even at 3 points each for the half and with no inroads been made the management brought H Corkery into the half back line and pushed the scoring sense of K Brennan into the forwards. A goal by D Walsh cut the deficit to 3 points but it was to stay at that until the 25minute when the Young lads from the Bridge set the game on end and after good work by a number of players the ball was finished well to the net by B O’Neill. A R Walsh point put the Bridge in front with the clock ticking down and then the score of the game came. M Power won a hard ball in the half back line and broke up field. He kept going and drew in the defence. He then layed off the ball to K Brennan who neatly finished it to the net. This was a game we did not look like winning for long spells but in the end goals win matches and we got 3 of them. Goals and some great stops by Ben Tynan at the other end made all the difference on the day.
The Team was B Tynan , P O’Neill, S Nolan, A Byrne, M Power, S Byrne(0-1), E Murphy, M Shiel(0-1), K Brennan(1-2), D Walsh(1-2), W Murphy(0-3), L Dowling(0-1), T Dooley(0-1), R Walsh(0-1), R O’Connor. Subs used B O’Neill(1-0), H Corkery.