April 9th, 2023
Tummery welcomed Beragh Swifts to crawfords lane and the game was given the green light on this occasion which was third time lucky. Ryan introduced some changes in the starting eleven with Oisin Gormley named at number 8 back from his gaa commitments.
Referee Matthew Gilchrist got the action underway on a windy April afternoon. On 3 minutes beragh had a great chance to open the scoring when Daniel Weir found himself in an advanced position and free shot at goal which Niall McCrory saved well with his feet. On 7 minutes aidy McCaffrey had a fine chance to open the scoring when he headed over at the back post. On 11 minutes Martin Hughes should probably have opened the scoring when he was through one on one with Wood in the beragh net, the keeper saving well from Doc but should have been one to the good. On 13 minutes tummery thought they were 1 to the good when aidy McCaffrey headed across goal a Martin Hughes headed it in to the net only for it to be ruled offside by whistler Gilchrist. From the 5th minute to the 25th tummery had beragh locked in there own half pressing them hard all over the pitch and laying siege to their goal. On 17 minutes kris Hamilton picked up a silly yellow for delaying a free kick.
For the remaining 20 minutes of the half it was a relatively scrappy affair with both teams nullifying each other a some wayward passing. On 40 minutes tummery got the goal to break the deadlock when tummery were awarded a free kick when Tommy Mullan was fouled 30 yards from goal. Blain Campbell stepped up a struck it goal bound but Luke Henderson got his head on it an sent his own goal keeper the wrong way. Tummery had another chance before the break to reinforce their advantage but it went wide.
Whistler Matthew Gilchrist brought proceedings to a halt with the minimum of injury time with beragh lucky to have 11 players still on the pitch with Donnelly having an outburst at referee Gilchrist and went unpunished.
Tummery took to the field in the second half looking to reinforce their advantage. On 47 minutes Paudi Dillon was set through on goal via a through ball from Martin Hughes, Paudi took a touch an went around keeper wood and was clipped and the ball went wide, all the tummery bench an supporters were waiting for the whistle an referee point to the spot, but to there disbelief he brandished a yellow card to Dillon for simulation, he had the net at his mercy truly a mind boggling decision. On 58 minutes tummery were shown another yellow card for captain Adrian McCaffrey when he was in total disbelief with decisions going against his team and got a yellow for his protests. On 73 minutes he was replaced by Kyle McCrory.
Tommy Mullan an Kevy McAleer were bombing up and down the wings and keeping McCullagh and Matecz at bay. Kyle got in on the action straight away flicking on a header to strike partner Doc and Doc then played him in on goal an he was taken out again by Stephen Browne and yet again tummery weren’t awarded a penalty as referee Gilchrist waved play on. Beragh never really troubled the tummery rearguard with Molloy and Campbell winning balls at the back and Hanna putting in some great tackles. Martin Hughes was constantly being fouled by the beragh centre half and finally got a free kick which Hanna delivered to the head of Blain Campbell and he glanced his header wide.
Ciaran Beacom returned to claret and blue on 84 minutes replacing Paul McHugh and Malachy McLaughlin coming back from a nasty injury replaced Paudi Dillon. Beragh pushed hard for a equaliser with Stephen Browne flashing one over from distance and Eamon McGrath putting a ball across goal that was well dealt with by tummery.
Tummery fought hard to the 90th minute with referee Gilchrist allowing one final attack for beragh in to injury time but blew the final whistle and tummery celebrated another 3 points.
Seniors travel to Omagh on Tuesday night to take on Strathroy Harps in what is always a mouth watering encounter hope to see you all there :)