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MFL: Minors off to a winning start

posted 28 Feb 2011, 10:27 by DuleekBellewstownGAA

MFL: Dul/Bell off to a winning start



28 February 2011

Duleek/Bellewstown 2:12
Ballinlough 1:04 


Duleek/Bellewstown got their Minor Division 3 League off to a winning start on a fine sunny afternoon in Duleek on Saturday 26th February at 2pm against Ballinlough. 

Andrew Watters had to do without a number of players due to injury and work commitments so had to field a number of under 16 players who stood up well to the test. Full Forward Stephen Lynch opened the scoring after ten minutes when he drilled the ball to the back of the Ballinlough net, followed soon after by a well taken point by James Burke. Ballinlough gave themselves a chance to get back into the game just before half time when a quick taken free found its way into the back of the DB net. Half time score: Ballinlough 1:01 Duleek/Bellewstown 1:08

DB had to withstand a lot of pressure from the Ballinlough forwards in the third quarter, but the six backs led by Karl Brannigan and Stephen Watters got back on top again. Anthony Burke had a fine run from midfield finishing with a left footed shot into the bottom right corner of the Ballinlough net and a free kick from Raymond Hamilton put the game beyond any doubt.

Karl Brannigan, Stephen Watters, Paddy Walsh, Raymond Hamilton and Anthony Burke played well for the winners.

Duleek/Bellewstown - Dylan Moore, Eoin Morris, Karl Brannigan, Jamie Brannigan, Ryan Cooney, Stephen Watters, Paddy Walsh, Robbie Clarke 0:2, Anthony Burke 1:02, Shane Crosby, Raymond Hamilton 0:04, Shane Townley 0:02, James Burke 0:01, Stephen Lynch 1:01, Gareth Reilly 0:01. Subs - Darren Arnold for G. Reilly, A. O'Brien for S. Townley, R. Clarke for J. Burke