KILLYBEGS’ Daniel Breslin netted a late goal to give his side a two-point win over Bundoran in the All-County Football League Division Two this evening in Fintra.
Killybegs 2-9 Bundoran 2-7
The Seasiders made the trip to the south-west of the county fully aware an away win would see them close the gap to leaders Termon to a single point at the top of the table.
The sides were level at 0-3 to 0-3 before Bundoran’s Jamie Brennan netted to give the visitors the lead before a second Bundoran goal arrived from Alan Russell on 26 minutes.
Those two goals gave Killybegs a mountain to climb, trailing 2-3 to 0-4 with Hugh McFadden having kicked three of their four scores.
However, a goal from Evan Broderick right before half-time changed the entire atmosphere and Killybegs’ deficit was a single point, 2-3 to 1-5 down.
At the start of the second half, Broderick levelled it up and then it was anyone’s game. Tommy Hourihane pointed two frees for Bundoran, while Gary Clancy was also on the mark at a stage in the match when Michael Mullin made two vital saves for Mark Boyle’s team. Bundoran were 2-6 to 1-6 in front with 10 minutes left.
Eoghan Ban Gallagher replied for Killybegs with a point before Breslin’s goal on 54 minutes gave Killybegs a two-point lead. James Keaney halved that lead before McFadden wrapped up the points for Killybegs.
Killybegs: Michael Mullin; David Conwell, Enda Murphy, Dan O’Donnell; Antoine O’Hara, Shane Molloy (0-1), Christopher Cunningham; Hugh McFadden (0-6, 2f), Donal McGuire; John Ban Gallagher, Barry Cannon, Eoghan Ban Gallagher (0-1); Evan Broderick, Daniel O’Donnell, Daniel Breslin (0-1). Subs: Val Smyth for JB Gallagher (half-time), Christopher Murrin for O’Hara (39), Ryan Ward on for Donal McGuire (53), Ryan McCloskey on for EB Gallagher (58).
Bundoran: Johnny Keenan; Shane Carr, James Keaney (0-1), Pauric Rooney; Barry McGowan, Shane McGowan, Diarmuid McCaughey; Peter McGonigle, Ciaran McCaughey; Gary Clancy (0-1), Alan Russell (1-1), Jamie Brennan (1-2); Tommy Hourihane (0-2) Diarmuid Spratt, Paul Brennan. Sub: Darragh Hoey for Pauric Rooney (43).
Referee: Ciaran Molloy (Glenswilly).Tags: