Early blitz gets Val­ley­mount men off to a flier

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Mi­ley both added a point for the vis­i­tors.

Shay Geoghe­gan scored a mighty goal af­ter good build up play by Brian Mi­ley as Bless­ing­ton found they could not get past mid­field with Val­ley­mount prov­ing dom­i­nant as Ian Richard­son and Bradley Fos­ter bat­tled away for the Blues.

Mick Richard­son and Derek Reid both pointed as the vis­i­tors were tak­ing con­trol of pro­ceed­ings.

Brian Mi­ley put an­other point on the board and then Val­ley­mount thought they had a penalty when Sean Geoghe­gan went to ground in the large rec­tan­gle, how­ever, “Get up” was the call from the Hol­ly­wood whistler.

In the 28th minute, De­clan Cahill burst through the Bless­ing­ton de­fence and goaled.

Shane Hughes closed out the scor­ing to leave the half-time score read­ing Val­ley­mount 2-07 to no score.

Bless­ing­ton in­tro­duced Jonathan Be­han and JP Mo­ran for the start of the sec­ond half.

Sean Geoghe­gan pointed in the first minute of the restart but should’ve goaled as he blazed his ef­fort over the cross­bar.

Dara Ryan was grow­ing into the game more and more for Bless­ing­ton and hit three unan­swered long range points to give the home team some hope. De­clan Cahill hit a long range point with 40 min­utes played for the red men.

Then the home side hit a pur­ple patch with Dar­ragh Ryan lead­ing the way along with Jonathan Be­han, both of whom were link­ing up well. Ryan pointed and then goaled in the 45th minute to ig­nite the game.

The Blues kicked three bad wides to keep the pres­sure on their neigh­bours.

Both sets of play­ers were find­ing the new mark rule a bit con­fus­ing, un­like some of the sup­port­ers on the side­line.

Dara Richard­son and Johnathan Be­han each pointed to re­duce the deficit points with four min­utes to play. Val­ley­mount stepped up a gear with a point each from Shane Flynn and Sean Geogh­gan to close out the game.

Bless­ing­ton have a week to re­group as they clash with Kil­bride next and Val­ley­mount travel to Hol­ly­wood at the week­end for a bat­tle royale.

Scor­ers - Val­ley­mount: De­clan Cahill 1-01, Shay Geogh­gan 1-00, Shane Hughes 0-02, Sean Geoghe­gan 0-02, Brian Mi­ley 0-02, Mick Richard­son 0-01, Derek Reid 0-01, Wil­liam Ka­vanagh 0-01, Shane Flynn 0-01.

Bless­ing­ton: Dar­ragh Ryan 1-04, Jonathan Be­han 0-01, Dara Richard­son 0-01.

Val­ley­mount: Amby Mi­ley; Ea­monn Ma­hon, Dar­ragh Browne, Ai­dan Mi­ley; Shane Browne, Brian Flynn, Derek Reid; Steven Cahill, Wil­liam Ka­vangh; Shane Hughes, De­clan Cahill, Brian Mi­ley; Sean Geoghe­gan, Mick Richard­son, Shay Geoghe­gan. SUBS: Jamie Mi­ley, Shane Flynn, Johnny Cahill, Kevin Hughes, Keiv Leonard, Paul Fos­ter.

Bless­ing­ton: Sean Mc En­roy; Wayne Mi­ley, Sean McGarr, Pat Nolan; Glen Far­rell,Christy Walsh, Bradley Fos­ter; Daniel­lius Sarkauskas, Dar­ragh Ryan; Fear­gal Hen­nessy, Ian Richard­son; Ciaran Mescall; Sean Mescall, Dara Richad­son, David Breen. Subs: Jonathan Be­han, JP Mo­ran.

Ref: Pat Dunne (Hol­ly­wood)

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