Date: 2017-06-23Code: FootballAge Category: Junior FootballVenue: Sean Newman Park BohermeenThrow in time: 8pmDunboyne V: DrumbaraghStarting 15: Paul BradyConor RohanShane MoranLiam KaneFergal O NeillDarren DunneColm DohertyBrian WattersNiall WattersNeil HackettSean QuigleyJohnny O ConnorConor GeoghanAlan WattersConor GilmartinHalf Time Score: Dunboyne 1-08 Drumbaragh 1-09Full Time Score: Dunboyne 2-16 Drumbaragh 3-13Scorers: Conor Gilmartin 0-08, Brian Watters 1-01, Fergal O\' Neill 0-03, Conor Rohan 1-00, Darren Dunne, Alan Watters, Sean Quigley and Neil Hackett all 0-01 each.Subs Used: Mark Delaney for Colm Doherty 20 minutes, Thomas Watters for Conor Geoghan 40 minutes, Colm Doherty for Darren Dunne 55 minutes.Talking Points: A LUCKY ESCAPE!!!
It was a lucky escape on a number of fronts in Bohermeen on Friday night. Dunboyne gave Drumbaragh a good start of 1-08 to 0-00 after 20 minutes and will count themselves lucky to have gotten back into the game after some hard work. It was also a lucky escape for a small child from Drumbaragh. In desperate need of a score the ever adventurous Darren \"Red\" Dunne launched an attack up the right wing, he cut in about 10 yards from the sideline and advanced to about 25 yards out, he settled himself before hitting a high shot, which missed the target, missed the back netting and landed in a Pram near the corner flag. No injuries reported thankfully.
With Dunboyne still on the lookout for a score, Alan Watters was fouled on the 20m line to the right hand side of the posts. It was an ideal spot for a left footed kicker(Alan Watters), but Alan didn\'t fancy it and left to his older brother Niall. Without any fuss Niall stepped up and kicked the ball straight across the goals and wide.
Neil Hackett had a good first half and in a throwback to his days on the small screen in \"On Home Ground\" he chipped in with a nice point. Aided by a great fisted goal by Brian Watters, Dunboyne went in at the break just a point behind at 1-09 to 1-08 following a very dominant spell.
The second half was a nip and tuck affair with both sides taking some good scores. Following on from his great point the last game Captain Conor Rohan launched a great attack right through the middle, he worked his way to the 14 yard line, where he brilliantly kicked the ball straight into the ground, to watch in bobble and bounce it\'s way into the back of the net to give Dunboyne a deserved lead. Drumbaragh scored a soft goal against the run of play, but Dunboyne rallied to chip over a few more points to level up the scores in the final stages, one of them a brilliant score from a free in the left corner by Salmon Gilmartin. As Dunboyne went in search of a winner Alan Watters was all over the pitch and so was his shooting. At one stage he cut inside the Drumbaragh defence to get to the 14 yard line on the right of the posts, he then lofted a beautiful pass into the arms of the Umpire. All in all it was probably a fair result and gave the supporters good value for their €5 entrance fee. So the Junior D\'s maintain their unbeaten record for 2017 ahead of their remaining games in the group stages.