Booth­man goal de­ci­sive in free-flow­ing en­counter

Bray People - - SPORT -


A STORM­ING sec­ond half per­for­mance saw Bless­ing­ton come from be­hind to beat Bray Em­mets in a great bat­tle in Di­vi­sion 1 at Bray on Fri­day night.

While Ed­die Boy­lan got the first point of the match for Bless­ing­ton in the third minute it was the Bray men that set the early pace.

A point by Des Kelly and two by Paul Cunningham sent them on their way and when Marc Len­non, just up out of Mi­nor ranks, banged home the first goal of the match in the 10th minute the Em­mets were look­ing good.

Bless­ing­ton hit back quickly; Boy­lan got through for a goal and when Sean Byrne and Jonathan Daniels sent over points the sides were on level terms by the end of the first quar­ter.

NialMcGraynor edged Bray in front again but points by Cur­tis Ger­aghty and Eoin Keogh put Bless­ing­ton in the lead.

Bray Em­mets fin­ished the half strongly; Stephen McNi­cholas had a point to level the game again and points by Johnny Kinch and Des Kelly (2) sent Bray in leading by 1-8 to 1-5 at half time.

Early points by Eoin Keogh and Daniels ap­peared to sig­nal a quick fight back on the restart but a goal by an­other of the up and com­ing young Em­mets play­ers, Adam Con­way, in the fourth minute put his side four up.

The Bless­ing­ton fight back con­tin­ued; four points on the trot by Brian Car­roll, Wayne Cal­laghan, Boy­lan, and Jonathan Daniels brought the sides level again.

While Johnny Kinch stopped the rot with a point, Boy­lan hit back to level the scores yet again at the three quar­ter stage.

Bless­ing­ton fin­ished the stronger and on an evening when the young 'bloods' were out to post a mes­sage to their elders it was teenager David Booth­man that sealed the is­sue with a great goal.

Cur­tis Ger­aghty, Anthony McLough­lin, and the ever-green Daniels had points for Bless­ing­ton with an in-form Kinch and sub­sti­tute Conor Flan­nery clos­ing the scor­ing for Bray Em­mets.

Scor­ers - Bless­ing­ton - Ed­die Boy­lan 1-3, David Booth­man 1-1, Jonathan Daniels 0-4, Curtice Ger­aghty 0-3, Eoin Keogh 0-2, Sean Byrne, Brian Car­roll, Wayne Cal­laghan and Anthony McLough- lin 0-1 each.

Bray Em­mets - Marc Len­non and Adam Con­way 1-0 each, Jonathan Kinch 0-4, Des Kelly 0-3, Paul Cunningham 0-2, Niall McGraynor, Stephen McNi­cholas and Conor Flan­nery 0-1 each.

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