BLESSINGTON overcame Ballymanus in the Division 1 League game played at Askanagap on Sunday morning, but only just.
Ballymanus led the 'Blues' until the last eight minutes of this game when a David Behan goal put Blessington in front by two points. When Stephen Flanagan added a point it looked over for Ballymanus.
Ballymanus led 0-5 to 0-4 at half time after a first half where Blessington keeper made a great save from a penalty from Kieran Whelan and Stephen Bohan, the Blues' corner back blocked a goal-bound shot from Mark Kenny.
At the other end Curtis Geraghty forced a good save from Brendan Doyle, the Billies keeper. Ballymanus extended their lead to two points shortly after half time but with eight minutes left found themselves down three points.
Michael Stapleton looked like he had saved a point for Ballymanus with a great individual goal with three minutes left. However late points from Eddie Boylan and Dean Siney ensured the points for Blessington.
Scorers: Blessington: David Behan 1-1; Dean Siney 0-4; Eoin Keogh, Gavin Murray, Stephen Flanagan and Eddie Boylan 0-1 each.
Ballymanus: Michael Stapleton 1-2; Ciaran Whelan 0-3; Kevin Byrne and Mark Kenny 0-1 each.