Reserves do the Double

Saturday the 14th saw the reserves travel to Ballinascreen to take on Newbridge in the reserve final.

With Newbridge being the only team to beat the Martins in the reserve league this was going to be far from straight forward for Desertmartin to claim back to back championships as well as wrapping up the double.


This looked even further away when Newbridge shot into a 1.01 to no score lead but with goals from Aidan Bradley and Marty Kelly the teams were level on 1.03 to 2.00 after 10 minutes of play. From this point onwards the Martins never looked back and should have been more than the 6 points shown on the board in front at half time.

The second half saw the Martins increase their advantage as the Bridge lost their way. Was it not for some bad finishing the game would have been long over by the time Newbridge got their first of two second half penalties.

The two goals form the spot for the bridge merely put a better reflection on the scoreline which saw the Martins run out 6 point winners.

Congratulations to the team and management for their effort shown this season.

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