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Minor and Junior (B) Footballers win League games while Junior (A) game is called off due to Frozen Pitch.

posted 24 Feb 2013, 09:44 by Willie Horgan
                         The opening games in the 2013 Football Leagues saw both  the Brian Dillons Minor and Junior (B) sides record good victories while the Brian Dillons and St. Finbarrs game in the City Junior (1) Football League was called off as the playing surface in the Tank Field was deemed unplayable due to the severe early morning frost.
                        The Brian Dillons Minor football team got their County Minor Football League campaign off to an impressive start with a comfortable 1-19 to 1-02 win over Ballyphehane at The Green on Saturday afternoon,23rd February 2013.  Always in control of this game, the Brian Dillons team had some splendid performers in this win with Keith McCormick, Darren McGrath,James Bradfield, Eric O"Donoghue, Andrew White and Adam Cotter being particularly outstanding.  The Brian Dillons scorers were; Eric O"Donoghue, 1-3; James Bradfield, 0-5    (0-2 frees); Darren McGrath, 0-4; Kieran Delaney, 0-3; Ethan Keane, 0-2; Adam Cotter and Andrew Whiite , 0-1 each.
                     On Sunday morning, 24th February, 2013, the sun was shining brightly in the Tank Field but a severe overnight frost had left the Pavilion side of the field frozen which caused the Referee, Kevin Murphy, to call the Brian Dillons . v. St. Finbarrs Junior (1) Football League game off as he deemed it to be dangerous for the players..
                    By the time that the Junior (2) Football League game (12.15pm) was to go ahead, the bright sun had thawed out the Tank Field and this game was played as scheduled.  It resulted in a valuable win for the Brian Dillons second string over Douglas on a 2-6 to 0-8 scoreline. Two first half goals scored by Dave Coughlan and James Horgan helped Brian Dillons to lead, 2-2 to 0-2, at the interval.  The second half saw the Brian Dillons side continue to dominate and with ten minutes remaining they were ahead by 2-6 to 0-5.  Team Manager, Anthony O"Sullivan had emptied his bench at this stage and Douglas applied plenty of pressure on the Brian Dillons defence which yielded. three unanswered points in the closing five minutes. Particularly good performances in this good win for Brian Dillons were given by excelent goalkeeper, Paul McCarthy,defenders Paul Horgan, Dave Whelan, James Murphy and Andrew Murphy. Barry Triggs and Danny Murphy put in good shifts at midfield while the energetic John Noonan and Tommy Boland worked tirelessly in the attack. The Brian Dillons scorers were;James Horgan, 1-2 (0-2 frees); Tommy Boland, 0-3 ; Dave Coughlan, 1-0,and John Noonan, 0-1;