Fechins’ first half scoring ends Brides challenge

Two goals before the turn of the game ended any chance of a victory for St Brides in this Division Two clash against a strong St Fechins side.

Two goals before the turn of the game ended any chance of a victory for St Brides in this Division Two clash against a strong St Fechins side.

Played on a heavy pitch it was the Fechins who made all the early running with two early points from Ronan Holcroft followed by a well taken goal from wing back Jamie King.

Unfortunately he was met with a heavy challenge as he released the ball and had to be replaced.

Fechins went on to control the game adding another six points before their second goal from Brian Devlin at the end of the first quarter.

Aaron Hoey pointed a free to open Brides tally on twenty minutes but it was the Fechins who added the extra few points to go in with a commanding lead of 2-11 to 0-1 at the break.

The heavy going took its toll on the pace of the game and this half was at a much slower pace.

Brides chipped away at the almost impossible lead scoring five points to Fechins three in the third quarter but they never looked like getting the vital goals that might threaten the final outcome .

The home side added three points with Brides getting a late point from Ray Kelly.

Full time: St Fechins 2-17 St Brides 0-7.

St Fechins. Mark Savage, Brenden Fanning, David Collier, Paul Dillon, Mark Hynes, Niall Mc Cabe, Jamie King 1-0.Ryan Sheridan, Bevan Duffy 0-1. Owen Duffy, Colm O Neill, Paul King 0-1. Brian Devlin 1-2. Niall Devlin 0-1. Ronan Holcroft 0-12 (5f). Subs; Derek Younger for Jamie King, Karl Mc Donnell for Paul King, John Mc Glew for Sheridan, James Devereaux for O Neill, Keith Mc Carthy for Savage.

St Brides; Alan Meegan. Cillian Kirk, David Kettle, Paul Prendergast, Conor Deane, Patrick Reilly, Padraig Marry, Sheane Kerrigan 0-1, Mark Hoey, Aaron Hoey 0-1, Ray Kelly 0-1, Michael Keane 0-1,Kevin Whearty 0-2, Pearse Murphy, Connil Devine 0-1. Subs; John Lynch for Murphy, Kevin Kirk for Reilly, Stephen Kettle for Keane