This was another tough assignment against one of the promotion hopefuls. Both teams exchanged early points with Colm McKee getting on the end of a fine diagonal ball from Conor Matthews to send the sliotar between the sticks. Â Despite conceding an early goal, points from Gearoid Cosgrove frees, one from inside his own half, and another from Colm McKee following good work from Eugene Gallagher kept us in touch. However, this was short lived as the Down men were clinical in their shooting, firing over points from all angles and with the addition of 2 goals opened up a commanding lead at the break 3-8 to 0-5.
The 2nd half was a closer affair, we tightened up defensively and Bredagh found it more difficult to get inside for goal opportunities. They outscored us 10 points to 5 but we displayed more grit, determination and organisation. Our scores came from Conor Matthews (0-2), Â (0-2) and a great point from half back Eugene Gallagher.
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