Teconnaught 1-08 Bright 0-11.
This was a tough, physical Divison Four match for both sides as both clawed at the game to maximise their points. Bright are hanging in on fourth position in the league and must sense an opportunity for stepping up to the Third is still within their grasp.
In the first ten miniutes Bright’s Conor Doyle was fired up and took three early points with Conor McAllister also gettin on the hscore sheet letting Teconnaught know they had a fight on their hands. Bright had a positive start but the home side clamped down on them and made the attacks all the more difficult.
Flanaghan shot wide on one occasion and then Ciaran McNamara was smothered by defenders on a great run in. Although Doyle picked up another point from a free, it was Teconnaught’s Ciaran Carvill took an excellent point from a free to keep the pressure on Bright followed by another form Tony Rogan.
Dee Sharvin was having a good tight game in defence for the visitors making plenty of valuable clearances and interceptions. But towards the end of the first half both teams were plying hard but were hitting too many wides. This game ended in a draw and it would have just taken one conversion to have turned the match for either side.
The action was really end to end with no team succeeding in dominating for long. The game was ceratinly more firey in te hsecond half with one booking. early on Seamus Tumelty had a great run through the Teconnaught defenders and took a point in play from 40 yards to bring his side to within a point of Teconnaught.
It was Bright who showed some excellent passing skills and were unlucky not to have converted this to a positive score as their finishing was just not quite sharp enough. Teconnaught were not lying down and Donal Morgan made a perfect pass to Mark Fitsimons who found a space to take his point. This was followed with Declan Lawlor taking another just keeping Teconnaught ahead.
But Bright were on their tails and defender Gerard McKinney had a great run at the Teconnaught defence and claimed a point. Bright were still a point behind but the equaliser came when Darrel Kelly took a free for Bright. But Teconnaught replied quickly with Lawlor putting his side on top again.
A key move in the later part of the second half came when Tumelty split he defenders and ran in to take a point keeping Bright in contention.
Teconnaught were not going to let go the honours and replied with good passing from Flanaghan to Morgan to Rogan for a point. Then as the final whistle beckoned, Teconnaught’s Tony Rogan took another point in play, probably the best in the match, as he skirted round defenders and fired from an acute angle with the ball sailing over the posts.
Bright then took a free and this kick by Kelly sealed the draw in a hard-fought contest. No winners… and no losers!
Teconnaught: Justin Kelly, Cormac Carville, Conor Ryan, Davey Flanaghan, Tony Rogan, Mark Fitzsimons, Ross McAleigh, Colin Flanaghan, Chris Clarke, Donal Morgan, Ciaran Carvill, Tony Davies, Sean Rogan, Declan Lawlor, Ciaran McNamara.
Bright: Michael Farran, Phil McGarry, Dee Sharvin, Gerard McKinney, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Paul McGarry, Conor McAllister, Nicolas O’Connor, Conor Doyle, Seamus Tumelty, Damien Henning, Niall Clarke, Chris Tumelty, Darrel Kelly.