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Under 21's Retain League Title
Mar. 10, 2010
BELCOO 0-12 v 1-8 TEMPO
The Under 21's final in Brewster Park on Wednesday night came to a dramatic conclusion with reigning champions Belcoo firing over 6 unanswered points to snatch victory from a Tempo side that had led from the 25th minute.
Both sides traded free kicks in the opening 10 minutes, Ronan Ferguson registering for Belcoo and Daryl Keenan pointing for Tempo. Brian Cox then scored two points from play before Ferguson scored another free kick. Tempo's reply was from Keenan free kicks before James McGrath pointed Belcoo's fifth and final score of the half. Tempo finished the half with three points from play and they went in at the break leading 0-6 to 0-5.
Belcoo levelled early in the second half before Tempo's wing half forward scored 1-2 in the space of 3minutes to leave the score 1-8 to 0-5. The Tempo goal seemed to have set them up for victory but Belcoo made some substitutions and tactical changes which enabled them to stage a fightback in the closing 10 minutes.
Ronan Ferguson scored from play and a free, then Brian Cox pointed under pressure from three defenders to leave the score 1-8 to 0-8 with five minutes remaining.
Substitute Patrick Burns kicked a massive point from 35 yards, a Ferguson free after he had previous missed two simplier ones got Belcoo within one point before Ferguson kicked an outstanding score on his left foot to level the game.
Into stoppage time and a superb catch by Niall McGovern started a move that involved Mark McGovern and James McGrath before the ball was fed into substitute Jonathan Feeley who fired over the winning score.
A superb fightback was completed and Belcoo had retained their title, captain Seamus Conlon who caught some great ball around the middle throughout collected the trophy from Coard Chairman Peter Carty.
Congratulations to Gary, Conor and the team on another successful season.
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