Burgess v Silvermines minor hurling Dolla 3/7/2013

The first half was a tight affair in this minor B group 1 game. Burgess were first off the mark with an Andy Dunne pointed free inside the first minute.  Andy was on hand again to convert another free five minutes later to leave Burgess 0-2 to no score after six minutes of play.  Silvermines had the game level at two points each after 15 minutes when first Andy Dunne and then Keith Nealon tagged on two great scores from play inside a minute to put Burgess 2 points ahead. Three more frees for Andy Dunne with two from placed balls and one from play for Silvermines left the match delicately poised at half time. Burgess 0-6 Silvermines 0-5.

Sivermines struck first after the break with an early point after only a minute of play which levelled the game 0-6 each. One minute later Keith Nealon got on the end of an excellent Burgess move and smashed the ball into the Silvermines net putting us a goal up.  Things only got better 3 minutes later when Andy Dunne burst through the Silvermines defence and despite the attentions of three defenders he managed to direct his shot passed the Sivermines keeper. 2-6 to 0-6 and we were in the driving seat.  Minutes later a fantastic Keith Nealon effort from play and another Andy Dunne free had us eight up, 2-8 to 0-6.

The Silvermines backlash began in the 37th minute of the game when they worked a goal from a half chance leaving the score a manageable 2-8 to 1-6. A fantastic individual score from Francis Munsterberg saw our lead increase for the last time in the game 2-9 to 1-6. The wind began to pick up and was in Silvermines favour for the remainder of the half and we struggled to get scores from play or placed ball. Silvermines to their credit made full use of both the wind and home advantage to tag on some fine scores.  Our final score came in the 55th minute from an Andy Dunne free.

Sivermines ran out winners in the end 2-15 to 2-10 but well done to our lads as they made a fancied Mines outfit work very hard for their win.

Burgess Scorers were Andy Dunne 1-7 (0-6f), Keith Nealon 1-2, Francis Munsterberg 0-1

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