Warrenpoint 2.14 Mayobridge 3-9
After a tough last minute defeat to neighbours Burren last Monday, McAleenan’s men knew they needed to finish this match out against struggling Mayobridge in an away encounter on Friday past. Under new management the blues were in no doubt that the sky blues would put up a tough challenge.
Despite taking an early lead the Bridge men failed to build on it and after 11 minutes and two great goals from captain Ryan Boyle and Vice captain Ross McGarry the blues were six points up and the first half saw them in total control with scores from all positions leaving the half time score 2.07 to 0.06.
The second half however saw the newly revived ‘Bridge men start to narrow the lead with 2 very quick goals. However the point men never looked like losing and some super goalkeeping work and a man of the match performance from Gary Boyle, as well as excellent performances from his two brothers saw the blues round the match up on a score line of 3.09 to 2.14.
and a missed goal chance in the 7th minute was to prove costly as the Point rocked the Sky Blues with goals in the 8th and 13th minutes. These scores helped the Seasiders to lead at the break by 2-7 to 0-6.
The visitors extended the lead to nine points early in the second half and they looked home and dry. Despite enjoying the lions share of possession the Point failed to show their superiority on the scoreboard and almost paid the price.. Goals from Kevin O’Rourke and Shane Annett reduced the deficit to four points and the Seasiders had their keeper to thank as he produced two excellent saves in the closing stages. With the last kick of the game Kevin McClorey hit the net but even the most die hard Bridge supporter would have to concede that Warrenpoint were fully deserving of the victory and the final scoreline only serves to flatter the Bridge.