N. Colmcille 0:10 – 1:12 Burt
Burt got the better of their near neighbours in this Yes Chef Division 3 top of the table clash at Pairc Colmcille on Easter Sunday. In a tight first half Naomh Colmcille raced into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead on 8mins with 2 points from Daniel Clarke and a Michael Friel score from 30m with D Gallagher replying for Burt.
Burt we’re reduced to 14men when Denver Kelly got a red card for an altercation with Michael Lynch in the 12th minute and it seemed to galvanise the Burt men as they got the next two scores of the game from frees from the boot of C Gallagher to tie the game. It was a tight affair with scores hard to come by at this stage and the teams traded 2 more scores each Willie Gillespie & Hugh O Donnell for Naomh Colmcille and O Kelly & M Doherty for Burt to leave the game all square at 5 points each at the break.
Naomh Colmcille had a fast start to the second half and scores from Michael Lynch and Oran Hilley put them 2 points up on 34mins before Burt replied through M Doherty. Hilley restored the Newtown men’s 2 point margin before S McHugh fired Burt level with 2 frees in quick succession on 42mins.
Michael Lynch put the home side a point up again from a close range free on 48mins. However Burt dominated the closing stages hitting three points in scuession – C Gallagher, C McDermot and a free from SMcHugh to put the visitors 2pts up with 6mins to play. Naomh Colmcille were now playing catch up with the clock against them and their job wasn’t helped when Daniel Clarke got a second yellow card for a foul on the goalkeeper and was sent off in the 59th minute. With the home side committing more men forward to try to claw it back Burt we’re able to exploit the space going forward. S McHugh and M Lynch traded scores in injury time before Burt sealed the deal with a goal from D Gallagher in the last kick of the game to run out deserved winners.
Naomh Colmcille – J Roulstone, P Friel, A Devenney, J Fitzpatrick, M Friel, W Lynch, H oDonnell, M Lynch, D Clarke, O Hilley, J Fullerton, PJ McBrearty, S Gallagher, W Gillespie, E Gillespie.