Bredagh 1-20 Cushendun 2-19
Cushendun travelled to Cherryvale on Wednesday night and picked up two valuable league points after a hard fought battle with Bredagh. Behind at half time by 1-1 to 1-10 the Emmets fought back in the second half and boosted by a goal by form Cushendall and Antrim start Aidan Delargy and some great free taking by Conleth McNeill they got over the line for a two point win.
Cushendun started well and three points from James Morgan, Eoin McQuillan and Matthew McCartin put them three clear but the home side came back with four on the trot to take a one point lead. Bredagh had moved two clear by the fourteenth minute when a goal by substitute Liam Hamilton, on for the injured Rory McQuillan, got the Emmets ahead again. It was score for score for remainder of the half but a Bredagh goal in the twenty third minute gave them back the lead which they held until half time. (1-12 to 1-10)
The lead was out to four early in the second half when Cushendun were thrown a lifeline when A.D. struck for their second goal. Delargy, whose grandfather Neil Delargy captained the Cushendun team who won their only senior title back in 1931, showed he still knows where the goals are with a smart finish. Four points from Conleth McNeill frees pulled the North Antrim men two ahead and as they hit their stride two from play by Harry Kilgore and another from McNeill eased them further ahead. Bredagh came back with three quick points and the pressure was on again but McNeill was on hand again to tap over two more frees and seal the win.
Eoin Magee, Sean Hamilton, Rory McQuillan, Gavin McCormick, Leo Morgan, Oisin McMahon, Mickey Dunne, Don Wheelan, Eoin McQuillan, Harry Kilgore, Matthew McCartin, Pearse Bannon, Aidan Delargy, Conleth McNeill, James Morgan.
Subs Liam Hamilton for Rory McQuillan (inj).