Kil­te­gan won last SFC en­counter

Bray People - - Sport -

Kil­te­gan 2-7, St. Pa­trick’s 0-10: In their last cham­pi­onship meet­ing Kil­te­gan knocked out the cham­pi­ons St. Pa­trick’s in the Se­nior foot­ball cham­pi­onship quar­ter-fi­nal re­play in Aughrim in last year.

The Wick­low town side set the early pace and led by 0-4 to 0-1 at one stage. It was John Slat­tery that was caus­ing the Kil­te­gan de­fence the most trou­ble. He got two points in that good spell, Paul Earls, who was play­ing in the half for­ward line also had two points - one from a ‘45 while Richard Mur­phy also got a point. Kil­te­gan ral­lied com­ing up to half-time and points by Derek Daly, Seánie Fur­long and Adrian Fo­ley brought them level.

How­ever, a point by John Slat­tery sent the cham­pi­ons in lead­ing by 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time.

It was point for point in the early stages of the sec­ond­half; Seánie Fur­long and Paul Earls ex­chang­ing points; Richard Mur­phy and John Keogh swapped an­other pair while Keogh and Stephen Duffy had an­other ex­change of points.

Then a great goal by Jacko Dal­ton turned the game in the 45th minute. It was a great through ball by Adrian Fo­ley to find Derek Daly on the edge of the square that made the open­ing.

The game was still hang­ing in the bal­ance when Rory Finn picked out Seánie Fur­long with a long free and the full-for­ward rat­tled the net again.

St. Pat’s threw ev­ery­thing they had into an all out ef­fort to save the day. John Slat­tery and Stephen Duffy landed points to cut the deficit but the goal they needed never looked like com­ing against a good Kil­te­gan de­fence where Gavin Wynne was play­ing a cap­tains part. It was not a great game but it was an ex­cit­ing one and the re­sult hung in the bal­ance all the way.

Kil­te­gan: Alis­tair Han­bidge; John Far­rell, Stephen Cor­ri­gan, Ge­of­frey Ber­ming­ham; Adrian Fo­ley (0-1), Rory Finn, Alan Byrne; An­thony Fur­long, John O’Toole; Mikie Fo­ley, Gavin Wynne; John Paul Dal­ton (1-0); John Keogh (0-2), Seánie Fur­long (1-3), Derek Daly ( 0- 1). Subs. - Niall Fo­ley for Byrne; De­nis Hayes for Cor­ri­gan, Pa­trick Keogh for M. Fo­ley.

St. Pa­trick’s: Robert Hollingswort; Pat Hig­gins, Garry Jame­son, David Byrne; Andy Jame­son, Brian Cornyn, Ciaran Doyle; Garry Duffy, Martin Dono­hue; Stephen Duffy (0-2), David Smullen, Paul Earls ( 0- 3), Daragh O’Sul­li­van, John Slat­tery (0-3); Richard Mur­phy ( 0- 2). Subs. - Wayne Far­rell for Doyle; Seán Tobin for O’Sul­li­van; Joe Quinn for Donoghue.

Ref­eree: De­clan Green coole).

(Kil-

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