Bredagh reserve hurlers lose out

By Staff Reporter
Carryduff 1-15 -- Bredagh II 1-9

BREDAGH’S reserve hurlers began the 2012 campaign in near freezing conditions at Carryduff on Wednesday 4 April.

Bredagh were happy with the squad they were able to put out against the current Down Junior and Minor ‘A’ Champions and the first five minutes were very even, with Carryduff looking a bit sharper for their exploits in the Ulster League.

Bredagh had the wind in the first half and pulled in front with some points from midfield but Carryduff came back quickly with two points of their own and a speculative goal to move ahead, before Bredagh pulled a goal back from full forward Anderson.

Bredagh were able to build up a three-point lead by half time but would come to rue too many missed frees and quite a few bad wides.

Half time: Carryduff 1-4  Bredagh II 1-7.

Early into the second half Bredagh lost their centre half back to an ankle injury and while the re-jigged team were able to continue to resist Carryduff’s attempt to score another goal, their midfielders began to take some wind assisted points from further out the field.

When Bredagh did get the ball into the full forward line, poor decision making and good hassling by the Carryduff backs meant that they were only able to score two points in the second half.

Carryduff began to dominate in midfield and got the final few points to win the game by six.

Overall there were some positives for Bredagh in what was only their second game of the season.

They competed well with a strong Carryduff team who had a few games under their belt and the Bredagh backs were able to shut out their forwards, with most of Carryduff’s  scores coming from further out the field.

The Bredagh midfield were on top for the first half and able to win a large amount of puckouts. Missed frees and poor use of the sliotar contributed to not building on their first half performance.

The new management also learnt a lot and will hope for an improved result moving into the next game. They were also pleased with a couple of minors who made their senior competitive debut.

 

BREDAGH: Ultan Power, Ger McGourty, Liam McCollum, Ciaran McFarland, William Gilmore, Conal Mulholland, Mark Devlin, Niall Irwin, Paul Doole, Ryan Curran, Jon O’Leary, Gearóid Murray, Seán McGuigan, Jack Anderson, Nicholas Nolan, Mick Starr, Paul Burke, Conrad Quinn, Michael Mullan, Donal McKegney, Daniel Higgins, Damhan Farmer, James Mooty

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