Bradley the Maghera hero
St Patrick's, Maghera 2-8
Abbey CBS, newry 1-10
Published 08/02/2012 | 05:00
Gerard Bradley stunned Abbey CBS with a last-gasp winner in a hard-fought quarter-final at the Morgan Athletic Grounds last night.
St Patrick's trailed by three points at the break, and were still two behind until sub Martin McCloskey punched in a late goal.
Callum Comiskey's free levelled matters again, but Bradley popped up with the last kick of the game to take Maghera through.
The Derry lads had enjoyed a great start, with Neil McNicholl scoring a fifth-minute goal, but Abbey responded strongly -- Conor Hoey flicked in a goal as they went into the interval with a 1-7 to 1-4 advantage.
SCORERS -- St Patrick's Maghera: N McNicholl 1-1, M McCloskey 1-0, G Bradley 0-3, C Convery, C Murphy, C McAtamney, J Kearney (f) 0-1 each. Abbey CBS: C Howey 1-0, C Cumiskey 0-3f, C Gallagher (1f), D McAleenan 0-2 each, C Foy, D McCarthey, R Turley 0-1 each.
St Patrick's Maghera -- C McLarnon, C O'Doherty, P Hagan, O Hegarty, C Carville, C McAtamney, B Rogers, R Dougan, J Kearney, C Convery, N McNicholl, G Bradley, P Gunning, P Cassidy, C Murphy. Subs: S O'Hara for Cassidy, C Gallagher for Gunning, D McFaul for Murphy, M McCloskey for Kearney, R McElwee for Convery.
Abbey CBS -- C Keenan, T Murdock, R McPolin, A Beattie, D McKeown, D O'Neill, R Turley, C McCartan, D McCarthey, C Foy, C Cumiskey, C Gallagher, C Hoey, B McKernan, D McAleenan. Subs: N McKevitt for Beattie, O McEvoy for Murdock.
Ref -- M Higgins (Fermanagh).