Bradley send­ing off a ma­jor call as Val­ley­mount hold out

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back in con­trol as the half-time ap­proached.

But Kevin Tyrell goaled af­ter good build up play by Tris­tan Ma­her to leave the half-time score read­ing Val­ley­mount 1-06 to Knock­ananna’s 1-04.

A Paddy Byrne free put the min­i­mum back be­tween the teams af­ter three min­utes played in the sec­ond pe­riod.

Steven Byrne pointed a free but points by Kevin Tyrell and Johnny Wy­brant put Knock­ananna into the lead for the first time.

Both Shay Geoghe­gan and Paddy O’Ke­effe re­ceived a yel­low card for off the ball non­sense but then the visi­tors were dealt a ham­mer blow when they lost Garry Bradley on a red card and the home side lost cor­ner-back Ea­mon Ma­hon on a black card in the same in­ci­dent.

How­ever, the visi­tors started to play bet­ter and Padraig Lan­caster was start­ing to dom­i­nate at mid­field as Val­ley­mount be­gan to lose their shape.

Aaron O’Neill and Tris­tan Ma­her were de­fend­ing like lions as Val­ley­mount tried to rally but when Lan­caster pointed with 54 min­utes gone and sub­sti­tute Lor­can Tyrell pointed shortly af­ter­wards it looked cur­tains for Val­ley­mount.

How­ever, man of the match Steven Byrne kicked two long range point to leave this game in the melt­ing pot.

A Mar­cus De Coogan ef­fort came back down off the top off the upright and the ever alert Glen Cullen caught the ball and rat­tled the net to re­store the lead for the home side and with 60 min­utes on the clock for the turn­ing point off the game.

Goalie Paul Mi­ley pointed a 45 for the in­surance score but, in the ad­di­tional three min­utes of in­jury time, the Knock­ananna men tried but could not find the equal­is­ing goal to draw the match.

Best for Val­ley­mount were Steven Byrne and Glen Cullen while for the visi­tors were Padraig Lan­caster, Ro­nan Byrne and Kevin Tyrell.

Val­ley­mount: Paul Mi­ley (0-01); Mar­cus De Coogan, Dar­ragh Browne, Ea­mon Ma­hon; Derek Reid, Brian Flynn, Jamie Mi­ley; Jack Slat­tery, Stephen Byrne (0-07); Shane Hughes, Steven Cahill, De­clan Cahill; Glen Cullen (1-01), Mick Richard­son, Shay Geoghe­gan. Subs: Shane Browne, Johnny Cahill (1-00), J Byrne.

Knock­ananna: John Far­rell; Keith Cor­ri­gan, Ro­nan Byrne, Patrick O’Ke­effe; Ar­ron O’Neill, Garry Bradley, Patrick Byrne (0-01); Padraig Lan­caster (0-01), Tris­tan Ma­her; Dar­ren Flynn, Derek Ka­vanagh (0-01), Ed­ward Bracken; Kevin Tyrell (1-03), Johnny Wy­brant (0-02), Thomas Whe­lan. Subs: Dean O’Neill, Alan Byrne, Lor­can Tyrell (0-01). Venue: Val­ley­mount Ref­eree: Pat Dunne (Hol­ly­wood)

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