DOOHAMLET ON ROAD TO PROMOTION

24 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Doohamlet         3-07

Cremartin             1-09

By JOHN GRAHAM

DOOHAMLET are just one step away from a return to senior ranks at the first time of asking after booking their place in the final of the intermediate football championship at the expense of misfiring Cremartin in this tough, hard hitting and at times niggly contest that was played in excellent conditions in Clontibret on Saturday afternoon last.

Doohamlet were never headed in the entire contest and effectively set up victory with a two-goal salvo in the opening 10 minutes of the second-half to go from being three points ahead at the break to being seven points ahead at that stage.

Cremartin to their credit battled manfully and when they pulled back a goal with 10 minutes of normal time remaining to reduce the margin to 6 a close finish looked on the cards and for a time there was hope that they might have replicated the finish they put in against Corduff in the previous round.

That did not materialise though as Doohamlet had done enough earlier and while Cremartin registered the last two points Doohamlet still enjoyed a four points cushion at the final whistle.

Cremartin also finished the game with 14 players when corner back Fergal Mulligan was dismissed a minute into stoppage time. Missed chances was the order of the day for both sides before Barry McBennett opened Doohamlet’s account with a point in the fifth minute, Barry McGinn converting a free a minute later to put them two in front.

Chances went a begging and there were turn overs by both sides in the following 9 or 10 minutes before Doohamlet struck a decisive blow when Johnny Duffy finished to the Cremartin net following good work by Barry McGinn and Colin Walshe.

Cremartin opened their account in the 16th minute with a point by Mark Magee, Liam Atkinson making the break out of….

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