Brilliant Ballinteer reign in Division 10

by Gazette Reporter
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Ballinteer St Johns B got the better of Ballyboden St Endas C 3-1 to 0-6 in the Division 10 AIG Dublin Feile Final 2018 in Tallaght Stadium on Sunday morning.

The Ballinteer side’s eye for goal shone as bright as their orange strip as they struck early after some good play from the forward line on the right wing led to a goalmouth scramble.

A long-range shot left Ballyboden’s goalkeeper Kate Coffey powerless to prevent another goal for Ballinteer just moments later as the ball hit the post and ricocheted in.

However, Boden were not deterred by Ballinteer’s Sarah Fleming and Katie Dillon’s early goals, dusting themselves off and working their way into the game.

A period of relentless pressure led to several goalmouth scrambles which forced Ballinteer’s goalkeeper Lisa Bergin and her defence into action, proving they had grit to back up their attacking flare.

Boden got on the board with a free and ran up a few points to give them confidence but BSJ responded in kind with a point of their own.

Buoyed by their improved showing in the later stages of the first half, Ballyboden tried to take the game to Ballinteer in the second.

But the game soon swung back in Ballinteer’s favour with the orange ladies delivering the best football in the second half.

Space was exploited by Ballinteer’s half forward Cora McCarthy who slotted home the oranges’ third goal to give them a six point lead coming into the final moments of the second half.

Boden put two more points on the board but could not close the gap further and Ballinteer had the win.

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