Buttle goal drives Junior B team to victory over Shels

St. Brigids Blackwater 2-17 v – 2-08 Shelmaliers

While there was 9 points in the game at the end, the game was close up until the 35th minute. Our lads were leading 6 points to 1 point with 15 minutes gone and looked like they were going to coast to victory but Shels fought back to bring it just back to to 2 points with 5 minutes left. We scored two further points before half time to lead by 2. Shels could of been in the lad only for a hopeful ball across the area hit the bottom of the post.  Within a few minutes of the second half though, we had stretched the score out to 4 points before James Dooley managed to angle free and scored the games first goal. We had our second goal about 5 minutes later when a high ball in to Eoin Buttle who was tussling with the full back, Eoin managed to direct the ball into the bottom corner, for his first goal in a number of years.  We started to put over some excellent long range scores had our lads leading by 16 points. The management started to make a number of sub changes and t seemed to have a effect on the game. The Shels scored two late consolation goals but it leaves them needing other results to go their way to get into one of the semi-final spots.

Team: 1. Hedge. 2. Robert McGuinness  3. Kevin Purcell. 4. Brian Dooley  5. Gavin O’Toole. 6. Aaron Culleton. 7. Paddy Cullen. 8. Kerill Sutton (c)  9. Ben Redmond. 10. Jake Nobbs  11. Wayne O’Connor  12. Shane O’Leary  . 13. James Dooley  14. Lar Lacey  15. Ger Lynch

Subs used: Declan O’Leary for Ger Lynch, Eoin Buttle for Lar Lacey, Mark Donoghue for James Dooley, Darragh Walsh for Robert McGuinness, MJ Kelly for Wayne O’Connor.