13 August, 2008

Bray Emmets 2-10,  Baltinglass  3-7

Bray played Baltinglass in a top of the table clash on Wednesday evening last and came away with a draw. The competition in this grade is quite fierce with three teams dominating at the top. Bray now have 13 points, Arklow Gers 12 points and Baltinglass 11 points all having played 8 games. There are 2 rounds remaining so these three will qualify for the final stages with only the order to be decided.

Bray started well and got an early goal from Dara Lohan which had us ahead at half time by 1-3 to 1-2. Baltinglass raced away at the start of the second half and were ahead by 2-7 to 1-3 when Bray made a few switches bringing Stephen Kearney to midfield and Dara Henderson to centre back. Suddenly it was all one way traffic and Bray got 1 goal and 7 points to go three points ahead and the game looked all over. However on the stroke of full time Baltinglass were awarded a penalty which they converted to level the match..Most of the Bray scores came from close in frees which Lee Brandon converted.

We have 2 more games in the next 2 weeks when we will have most of our panel available again. Thanks to the younger players who have filled in and played so well.

Bray Craig Dowling, Ryan Fagan, Jim Doyle, Ben Mc Cormack, Dara Henderson, Stephen Kearney (0-1), Luke Maloney, Diarmuid Masterson (0-1), Andy Bartley (0-1, Lee Brandon (1-5), Kelvin Keane, Cian O'Byrne (0-2). Danny O'Toole, Dara Lohan (1-0), Enda Molloy, Shane Lohan, Stephen Kirwan, Eoin Mc Cormack.