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Seniors: Belcoo 1-12 Newtown 0-10

Box Score

May. 16, 2010

Belcoo have moved to five wins from five outings with a great victory over the previously unbeaten Newtownbutler in Belcoo on Sunday afternoon. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half Belcoo established a lead which they were never to relinguish.

Brian Cox opened the scoring from play, Colm Monahan levelled from a placed ball before Paul McGrath and Monahan then traded free kicks in the opening 10minutes. Brian Cox scored from play again to give Belcoo the lead and they managed to get the only goal of the game within minutes.

Kieran Leonard won a kick out and broke forward before transferring the ball to Ciarán Flaherty who bust through and found the bottom corner from 20yards. Free kicks from John Carrigan and Flaherty followed as Belcoo took control of the game. Kevin Connolly pulled a point back for Newtown but John Carrigan fired over from 45yards to leave it 1-6 to 0-3.

Newtown wind assisted in the second period started brightly with 3 scores in the opening 5minutes. Colm Monahan was on form from frees and he registered another two during Newtown's best spell. Belcoo eased their way back into the game thanks to a score from Stephen Maguire. At this juncture Belcoo were defending very well and restricting Newtown to shooting under pressure. An excellent counter attack involving Flaherty and Niall McGovern led to the latter pointing from distance.

Both sides traded scores over the closing 15minutes but Belcoo were always in control and never looked like losing. Ryan Dolan, Ciarán Flaherty and a brace of points from Ronan Ferguson ensured Belcoo ran out winners by 5 points. Newtown's points were scored by James Connolly, Colm Monahan and Ryan Carson.

TEAM: James McGrath, Ryan Leonard, Emmet Scollan, Ryan Dolan (0-1), Niall McGovern (0-1), Niall Leonard, Declan Leonard, Stephen Maguire (0-1), John Carrigan (0-2), Gavin Leonard, Ciarán Flaherty (1-2), Kieran Leonard, Ronan Ferguson (0-2), Brian Cox (0-2), Paul McGrath (0-1). BLOOD Sub Niall Cullen




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