Division One

Blues irresistible in the second half of their 10-point win over Dreadnots

Newtown Blues 3-13 Dreadnots 2-6

Sports Reporter


Sports Reporter



Blues irresistible in the second half of their nine-point win over Dreadnots

Newtown Blues' Ross Nally. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Division One

Newtown Blues 3-13 Dreadnots 2-6

Newtown Blues produced a stunning second half display against Dreadnots on Saturday night to maintain their 100% league record.

Dreadnots led at the end of the opening half, 0-5 to 0-3, however, the lead could have been more with Blues 'keeper Dean Martin saving Páraic Smith's penalty.

And that miss proved costly as the home side made it eight successive league victories as Ciaran Downey and Ross Nally (2) found the net after the break.

David O'Brien's dismissal early in the second half hindered Dreadnots' attempts as Ronan Phillips' side reeled off 2-5 to no-reply to take control.

The Clogherhead men were out-scored 3-10 to 2-1 in the second half with late goals from James Califf and Liam Shevlin ensuring they recovered somewhat from the Blues' barrage. Ciarán Downey scored the winners' third major in between.

Newtown Blues: Dean Martin; Paul Kellegher, Aidan O'Brien, Paul Moore; Alan Connor (0-2), John Connolly, Cormac Reynolds (0-1); John Kermode (0-1), Andy McDonnell; Emmet Carolan, Jamie Kelly, Ciarán Downey (1-3); Colm Judge (0-2), Ross Nally (2-3), Conor Moore

Subs: Brian Kermode, Fergal Donohoe, Ronan Levins (0-1), Conor Brannigan, Thomas Costello

Dreadnots: Chris Mulroy; Derek Shevlin, Dermot Campbell, Barry Faulkner; Aaron Scullion, Pádraig Rath, David O'Brien; Cian McEvoy, Pat Lynch; Páraic Smith (0-3), Liam Shevlin (1-1), Cathal Lynch; Carl Monaghan, Peter Kirwan (0-2), Anthony Williams

Subs: James Califf (1-0), Conor Shevlin, Ronan Califf, Barry Mulroy, Brian Gargan

Referee: Stephen Murphy (Naomh Máirtín)