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Two Good League Victories Within Three Days for Junior (B) Footballers.

posted 3 Oct 2014, 16:36 by Willie Horgan
                        The Brian Dillons Junior (B) Footballers recorded two good wins, within three days, in the City Division Junior (2) Football League,during the past week. Firstly, on Wednesday, 1st October, 2014, Bishopstown (B) were put to the sword on a 7-7 to 1-5 scoreline. Because I was unable to attend this game, I am not in a position to give a full Match Report but, however, I have got a few details from the tie.  Man of the Match for Brian Dillons was undoubtedly, experienced corner forward, Seanie O"Dwyer, who finished with a scoring tally of 5-1. Michael Colohan and Eoin Hennessy were the other goal scorers for Brian Dillons while Brian Manning was,also, in scoring form, pilfering three splendid points. At the back, reliable "keeper, John Shek, was fronted by an excellent defence ,in which Paul Horgan, Ciarain Kelleher and Kevin O"Sullivan were outstanding. 
                       Two days later, on Friday, 3rd October, 2014, the Brian Dillons Junior (B) squad, recorded their second win, within three days, when they beat Whites Cross (B), 1-11 to 0-7, again in the City Division Junior (2) Football League.  This game was played on a miserable evening for Football with torrential rain falling from start to finish.  Whites Cross began promisingly and when they went ahead by 0-5 to nil, after ten minutes, it looked like Brian Dillons were in for a drubbing. At this stage of the game, Brian Dillons had also, lost the services of sterling corner back, Ciarain Kelleher, who picked up a black card and was dismissed. However, his replacement, the lionhearted, Derek McDonnell, proceeded to shore up the Brian Dillons defence, which only conceded two further points for the remainder of the game. James Murphy, Stephen Coughlan and Damian Horgan were other defenders to play particularly well , with "keeper, John Shek, producing another top class performance. With midfielders, Michael Colohan and Mark Kelly beginning to get a grip in the centre of the park, it was not long before the scores began arriving for Brian Dillons. Seanie O"Dwyer, again, had their opening score when he tapped over a fine point from play, after 15 minutes, and he followed, three minutes later, with another point from a free. The game was definitely swinging in Brian Dillons direction, at this stage, and further points followed from Michael Colohan (two),Kieran Delaney and Barry Triggs (two) which pushed them ahead, 0-7 to 0-5, at the interval.
                       The dominance of Brian Dillons continued in the opening quarter of the second half and further points came from Seanie O"Dwyer (free), Michael Colohan, who cleverly tapped over after two goal chances were saved, and the outstanding, Barry Triggs. Whites Cross had their own period of supremacy in the opening five minutes of the closing quarter of the game, when they added two points( one from a free) ,which left them trailing, 0-10 to 0-7, with twelve minutes left. However, that was to be as close as Whites Cross would get, with the Brian Dillons defence well on top, with the assistance of Barry Triggs , who dropped back ,on several occasions, to help out, in the final ten minutes. The game was ,well and truly put to bed, with eight minutes remaining, when Barry Triggs scored a tremendous goal ,from a 13 metre free, out on the sideline, which deceived the Whites Cross defence and ended up in the net. Three minutes from the finish, the hard working Eoin Hennessy, closed the scoring with a splendid point for Brian Dillons. Final score; Brian Dillons (B),1-11; Whites Cross, 0-7.    Scorers for Brian Dillons were; Barry Triggs, 1-3 (1-1 frees); Michael Colohan, 0-3; Seanie O"Dwyer,0-3 (0-2 frees ); Kieran Delaney and Eoin Hennessy,0-1 each.  The Brian Dillons team lined out as follows; John Shek; Ciarain Kelleher; Paul Horgan; Stephen Coughlan; Kevin O"Sullivan; James Murphy; Damian Horgan; Michael Colohan; Mark Kelly; Eric O"Donoghue; Barry Triggs; Brian Manning; Eoin Hennessy; Kieran Delaney and Seanie O"Dwyer;  Sub; Derek McDonnell for Ciarain Kelleher (10 mins. first half (black card) ).     Both of the above games were played, under the lights, out in Pairc Diolunaigh.