ACFL Division II Bredagh – v – Carryduff

June 26th, 2017 | Club notes

ACFL Division II Bredagh – v – Carryduff Cherryvale Park, Friday 23 June 2017 Carryduff travelled the short distance to Cherryvale park on Friday evening hoping to add two further league points to their campaign. Despite enjoying dominance in the first half, Carryduff were unable to sustain this and a seven point turnaround saw Bredagh master the second half and clinch the game and the league points. Bredagh had managed to kick nine wides in the first half but were much more economical and clinical with the possession they enjoyed in the second half. Bredagh opened the first half well as Donal Hughes had converted two frees in as many minutes. Joe McFlynn registered Carryduff’s first score from a free two minutes in and James Guinness levelled affairs converting in the eighth minute. Bredagh kicked a succession of four wides between the seventh and fourteenth minutes as the Carryduff defence pressurised Bredagh forwards. Sean MCGonigle squeezed the visitors ahead in the fourteenth minute but Sean Blaney levelled affairs (15th) before Alan Davidson’s eighteenth minute point gave Bredagh a one point advantage. The complexion of the game changed when Carryduff’s Owen McCabe rose to meet Aidan Keenan’s effort and fisted the ball to the Bredagh net. Bredagh fired another succession of wides as James Guinness (23rd) stretched Carryduff’s lead. Mc Cabe was supplied by Neill McGowan to further extend the Carryduff lead in the twenty-fifth minute but Bredagh replied with two points from Davidson (26th) and Hughes (28th). Carryduff’s Joe McFlynn registered the last score of the half pointing twenty nine minutes in. Carryduff enjoyed a four point lead at the break, 1-06 to Bredagh’s 0-05. Carryduff registered the first score of the second half, Joe McFlynn converting a free in the first minute. Bredagh however, gave early signal of their intentions with an early point from Brendan Hasson (2nd) followed by a goal from Davidson three minutes in. Suddenly, with just a single point separating the sides, it really was game on. The decibel level in Cherryvale Park raised when Donal McKegney (36th) levelled affairs and further when Kealan Devlin (37th) put the home side ahead. James Guinness converted a free kick in the 39th minute to level affairs again but,a s the free-running Joe Shileds influence became ever more noticeable, Bredagh began to assert into the ascendancy with a quick succession of points from Hasson (40th), Davidson (41st) and Joe Shields (42nd). Ronan Lawlor was very steady in his run up and perfectly clipped a 45metre free over the Bredagh cross-bar in the 44th minute. Owen Mc Cabe, James Guinness and Joe McFlynn all had chances for Carryduff but failed to convert. Hughes also missed a straight forward free for Bredagh in the middle of the half. Davidson’s 51st minute point had a steadying influence for Bredagh. Carryduff hopes were raised when james Guinness’s 53rd minute point left one point between the teams. A converted free (Lawlor, 26th) levelled affairs but Bredagh’s work-rate for the final minutes of the game saw them rewarded with points from substitute Paddy Hannity (58th) , Davidson (59th) and Hasson (60th) to run out victors by three points on a final score-line of Bredagh 1-15 Carryduff 1-12. The Carryduff team was;- Mark Hynes, Seamus McCann, Conor McFlynn, Neill McGowan, Conor McCullough, Josh Connery, Donal McKeever, Jonny Henry, Aidan Keenan, Daniel Guinness, Sean McGonigle, Owen McCabe, James Guinness, Joe McFlynn, Conor Cassidy. Substitutes Ronan Lawlor (for J Henry, 40), Michael McGrath (for C Cassidy, 50) The Bredagh team was;- Odhran Devlin, Michael Magee, Declan O’Hara, Chris Savage, Sean Blaney, Donal McKegney, Brendan Hasson, John McKenna, Kealaln Devlin, Alan Davidson, Niall Mulholland, Brian Rice, Donal Highes, Joe Shields. Substitutes;- Raymond Gormley, Paddy Hannity, Liam O’Keefe, Fergal Nolan, Conall Toland, Michael Dempsey, Jack Hollywood, Niall Devlin, Michael Dempsey, Nicholas McCaffery. Referee; Ciaran Mooney