Win­ning start for Donard

Bray People - - SPORT -

DONARD-GLEN got off to a win­ning start in Divi­sion 1 of the 2011 Se­nior Foot­ball League with a good but hard-earned win over Carnew at Donard on Fri­day night. Donard had home ad­van­tage but Carnew were never go­ing to be a pushover af­ter cop­per fas­ten­ing their place in the top divi­sion just two weeks ear­lier. The home side set the pace from the start and took an early lead. Brian Len­non was in fine shoot­ing form both from frees and play with Ray Halloran and Harry Man­gan also chip­ping in with points. It was 0-5 to 0-3 in favour of Donard-Glen at half-time.

Carnew were not go­ing to yield eas­ily and brought on Wil­lie Collins and Graham Keogh for the sec­ond half.

While Donard hit the first point of the sec­ond half the Carnew men came storm­ing back with Joe Mur­phy cut­ting the deficit with two points and Brian Os­borne, who had moved up field from his full-back po­si­tion, get­ting a great point to bring the sides level. It was all to play for as the game en­tered the last quar­ter but a point by Ray Halloran and two from Brian Len­non sealed a good vic­tory for the men of the West.

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