Second Half Comeback Sees U14s Collect First Win

U14 B Hurling Championship Rnd 3:
Newmarket-on-Fergus 1-10
Kilmaley 1-07

By Colm Liddy

It didn’t look good at halftime as we trailed by 1-05 to 1-00. That score had come in a dream first minute with Delaney finding the net. The rest of the half was more of a nightmare. Though we dominated possession our attack was guilty of poor decision making and hit eight wides. Our defence was solid but gave away frees which allowed Kilmaley build a lead, only one point of their total coming from play.

The second half was a very different story. Only one free conceded and a wall built across the halfback line. More effective than anything Mr Trump could imagine, Kilmaley simply could not cross. From that platform, ball rained in from Liddy, Frost and Power and our attack began to click.

The comeback was sparked by an inspirational point from Moroney and continued steadily with a point every few minutes. Delaney was finding his best form and Costello hit two nice scores. On the rare occasions Kilmaley did break through they ran aground upon Crowe while Enright also made a crucial save.

Next up is Féile next weekend when there are several more of the panel who will be expected to feature strongly.

Newmarket-on-Fergus: Adam Enright; Darragh Jones, Dylan Crowe, Brian Morrissey; Seadhna Liddy, Sol Frost (0-01), Mark Molloy; Jamie Power, Daniel McDarby; Brian Molloy, Michael Costello (0-02), Seamus Quinn; Conor Meehan (0-03 1f), Emmet Calvey, Mark Delaney (1-02). Subs. Half time Jack Moloney for M Molloy (HT), Aaron Moroney (0-02) for B Molloy (HT), Lee Cregan for Quinn (50), Hugh O’Grady for Calvey (50), Sean Duggan, Lochlan Gregson, Eamonn Cavanagh, Declan Howard, Shane Quinn, Robert Hanton, Eric Ng and Conor Crowe.


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