15 March, 2010

The senior team got off to a good start in the league with a well deserved one point victory over a gallant Newtown team last Saturday down in Old Conna.

The sun shone but the windy blustery conditions made it difficult for both sets of forwards to score with both defences in top condition this was a very low scoring game.

The final scoreline was Bray Emmets 0-5 Newtown 0-4.

With the wind to their backs Bray took the game to Newtown and controlled the match for long periods but failed to put the scores on the board. The quick, alert and elusive Paul Cunningham, playing his first full match for the senior team, always looked dangerous and scored two wonderful points from play. Centre back Ronan O Brien and corner forward Ross MacAnaspie were also to score in the first half. Brays tight marking defence kept the shackles on the Newtown attack only allowing them to score one point from a 25 metre free.

In the second half the game ebbed and flowed with neither side scoring in the first quarter. Brian O Keeffe was the driving force behind the Bray resistance and he was ably assisted by his brother John. Alan Corr was unlucky, when he found himself one on one with the goalkeeper, to see his blasted shot come straight off the goalkeeper. Niall MacGraynor came to life in the last quarter, exerting a strong determination he sent over the winning point to seal victory for a hard working tenacious Bray team. Others to shine for Bray were Luke Benson, Niall Gaffney and Ciarán Doyle.

Scorers: P. Cunningham 0-2 R. MacAnaspie 0-1 R.O Brien =-1 N. Mac Graynor 0-1.