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Bennettsbridge through to Junior County semi final after fine display in quaters over Piltown

posted Oct 6, 2014, 12:52 AM by Alan Flynn

Bennettsbridge Played Piltown in the Q Final of the hurling Championship on Saturday last in Ballyhale. These 2 teams played recently in the League final in what was a very close and exciting game. On this occasion the Bridge started much better and went into a 1-2 to 0-0 after just 8 minutes. Piltown tried to rally but after they scoring to pointed frees the Bridge struck again with another goal on 14minutes. By the 20th minute they had 2 more goals on the board after the Piltown goalie dropped 2 balls into his own net. What was hard luck for him was daylight for the Bridge and they went in at half time 4-6 to 0-4 up. This was a lead they were never going to relinquish and at the start of the 2nd half Piltown had a player sent off after an incident after the half time whistle. The Bridge had the luxury of using their full complement of subs and were able to save some players carrying niggling injuries into the game. The game ended on a scoreline of 6-13 to 0-10 and only for the unfortunate Piltown goalkeeper who made 3 fine saves the margin could have been greater. They now go into the draw for the semi final and lets hope it  continues. The team was E Cleere, S Wemyss, R Lennon, J Moran, J Cleere, E Morrissey, A Cleere(1pt free), K Blanchfield(1pt), D Wafer(1goal), H O’Neill(1goal), B Lannon(1-1), N Cleere(8pts 7frees), L Blanchfield(2pts), M Shiel(1goal), S Morrissey. Subs used W Murphy(2goals) for S Morrissey, E Fitzgerald for K Blanchfield, P O’Neill for A Cleere, D Walsh for L Blanchfield and K Brennan for M Shiel.