Two goals in ten min­utes drove Forth and Bargy on

Wexford People - - SPORT - MICHAEL HEFFERNAN U 20 FC Di­vi­sion 2 q-fi­nal in Tagoat

TWO GOALS in a ten-minute pe­riod were the de­ci­sive blows as Forth and Bargy Gaels pushed Oyle­gate-Glen­brien aside in this one-sided Green­star Un­der-20 foot­ball Di­vi­sion 2 cham­pi­onship Di­vi­sion quar­ter-fi­nal in Tagoat on Satur­day.

In ter­ri­bly wet and windy con­di­tions, it was dif­fi­cult for ei­ther side to get into a de­cent rhythm, but the home side al­ways looked that lit­tle bit more com­pe­tent.

And, af­ter a closely-fought open­ing half, they com­pletely dom­i­nated the sec­ond pe­riod, hit­ting two quick goals that killed their op­po­nents off as they held them score­less for the re­main­der of the game.

The even­tual win­ners got off to a good start, with Rees Broad­ers open­ing the scor­ing be­fore Shane Pet­tit added a sec­ond with a won­der­fully taken point min­utes later.

Oyle­gate-Glen­brien were strug­gling, but even­tu­ally got off the mark in the twelfth minute when Pierce Murhy’s first-time ef­fort on goal blazed over the cross­bar.

The vis­i­tors then found them­selves in front mid­way through the half when Mike Kelly raced through from mid­field and his spec­u­la­tive ef­fort from 25 yards hit the bot­tom cor­ner of the net.

The lead didn’t last for long how­ever, as two min­utes later Forth and Bargy put to­gether a won­der­ful pass­ing move that sent Rees Broad­ers through for a well-taken goal, putting his side one in front.

Shane Pet­tit and Eoin O’Cal­laghan then added points to leave three be­tween them at the break (1-4 to 1-1).

The south county side meant busi­ness in the sec­ond-half, and it wasn’t long be­fore they found the net, with Leigh Newport do­ing well to put Adam Dev­ereux in the clear seven min­utes af­ter the re-start.

Newport then turned from provider to scorer ten min­utes later with a tidy fin­ish that com­pletely killed the game as a con­test, and in do­ing so it set Forth and Bargy Gaels up with a semi-fi­nal meet­ing against ei­ther Ki­lanerin of Munna Ab­báin that can­not be played any ear­lier than the week­end of De­cem­ber 1-2.

Forth and Bargy Gaels: Josh Burke; James Newport, Paul Cum­mins, Robert Cloney; Dean Cor­ish, Quinn Saun­ders, Kevin Power; Eoin O’Cal­laghan (0-1), Philip Lam­bert; Rees Broad­ers (1-1), David Pet­tit, Adam Mullins; Shane Pet­tit (0-3, 1 free), Adam Dev­ereux (1-1), Leigh Newport (1-0).

Oyle­gate-Glen­brien: Peter Row­ley; Tomás Cos­grave, Lee Ke­hoe, Conor Nolan; Garry Con­roy, Niall Parker, Jack Reck; Mike Kelly (1-0), Eoghan Her­lihy; Pierce Mur­phy (0-1), Kevin Cos­grave, Richard Mur­phy; Barry Doyle, Adam Shana­han, Joe Dunne.

Ref­eree: Ai­dan Fo­ley (Shel­maliers).

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