Senior - AFL Div 1 Late Bryan Clarke free earns draw in opening game against Walterstown

AFL Div1

Walterstown 2-8 Seneschalstown 1-11

When these two sides met in the opening round of the league last year Seneschalstown registered six goals to coast to an easy win, but they couldn`t repeat that show in their A FL Div 1 opener on Sunday and they needed a late Bryan Clarke free to earn a draw.

Clarke`s superb accuracy from long-range frees was a feature of Seneschalstown`s SFC victory in 2007 and it was his 55-metre free that secured the draw against a vastly improved Walterstown outfit.

Seneschalstown started well with Brian Sheridan in good form, but Walterstown rallied with a goal to ensure a 1-7 to 0-6 lead. After the resumption points from Brian Sheridan (two), Damien Sheridan and a goal from Bryan Clarke put Seneschalstown into a 1-9 to 1-7 lead. Walterstown regained the initiative with their second goal and when Seneschalstown had a `goal` disallowed it seemed destined to be Walterstown`s day. However, Mark Carey reduced the deficit to a point before Bryan Clarke`s free rescued the situation. Karl Reynolds with a superb second half goal, Alan Crosbie and Ronan Barry were best for Walterstown.

Walterstown - M McGrane; Peter Reynolds, H Gribben, D Maguire (0-1); Paddy Reynolds, G McGuinness, R Reynolds; J Farrelly, C McCarthy; K Reynolds (1-0), A Crosbie (0-3), P Murray; S Callaghan, R Barry (1-2), C Reynolds (0-2). Sub - A Khan for K Reynolds

Seneschalstown - D Lyons; W Smith, A Collins, J Byrne; G Sheridan, J Cowley, M Carey (0-1); C Ruddy, D Sheridan (0-2); S Sheridan, S Clarke, G Conlon; B Clarke (1-2), B Sheridan (0-5), S Finnegan (0-1). Subs - S Dillon for Finnegan, T Ledwith for Conlon.

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