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Feis cup Round 2 V Wolfe Tones

posted 4 Jul 2013, 14:56 by Unknown user

Wolfe Tones 1-12 Duleek Bellewstown 0-9 


Former Meath star Cian Ward, with a personal tally of 1-6, was the key difference as Wolfe Tones ended  Duleek Bellewstown's interest in a well contested Feis Cup encounter in Kilberry on Wednesday evening. 


Both teams opened tentatively and scoring was at a premium and there was 7 minutes on the clock when Stephen Sheppard got the Tones off the mark with a point from the right wing. The Tones, with their midfield in command, then went on a scoring spree and by the 20th minute had kicked a further 5 points to give them a 6 point cushion..

Despite pressing hard Duleek Bellewstown just could not get on target and it was the 21st minute before John flood opened their account following good work from Stephen Nolan. Nolan then popped over a free and this was followed by a Tones point from Alan Callaghan. Nolan closed out the half  with two further long range points, one from a 45 and another from a free, leaving the score at the break Tones 0-7 Duleek Bellewstown 0-4.


Duleek Bellewstown opened the second half brightly and after 5 minutes had the deficit down to the minimum with points from Darren Mills and a further pointed free from Stephen Nolan. Some wayward passing at this stage let the Tones off the hook and they gradually took control again. A point from Padraig Howard on 19 minutes which was in the middle of four further points from Ward (3) and Sheppard saw the Tones three points to the good with 10 minutes left.


Then Ward, coming in from the left wing, hit an unstoppable shot to the Duleek Bellewstown net and the game was over as a contest. Duleek Bellewstown continued to search for that goal to make for an exciting finish but could only manage 2 further points from Darren Mills and Darren Heeney with the last kick of the game to leave the Tones 6 points to the good at the final whistle.


Best for Duleek/Bellewstown were Kevin McCann and Brian Moore in defence, while Padraig Howard, John Flood and Stephen Nolan worked hard in attack.


Duleek Bellewstown

A Dowling, J Brannigan, K McCann, J Murphy, D Moore B Moore, S Dunne, C Dunne, E Byrne, J Flood (0-1), P Howard (0-1), C Byrne, D Mills (0-2) S Nolan (0-4 4f) P Curran. Subs K smith for J Brannigan D Heeney (0-1) for P Curran .