*Éanna Crimmins tackles Eoin Donnellan. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS have moved to the top of the table in the FutureTicketing Division 1A Clare Cup.

Newmarket-on-Fergus 4-19
Broadford 0-19
Venue: Glenomra Park, Broadford

A fifth win on the bounce has seen the Tomás Ryan managed Newmarket-on-Fergus to the top of the table in Division 1A of the Clare Cup.

In blistering sunshine at Glenomra Park in Broadford this Tuesday evening they had four goals to spare over the home side who are in danger of being relegated with just one win from six outings. Broadford must win both of their final two outings to stay in the top tier.

The winners held a six point advantage at half time when the score was 1-12 to 0-9, their first have goal having come from Mikey McInerney.

Newmarket’s ability to breach the home side’s defence was key to this victory as they got through for three goals in the second period, these goals coming from substitutes James ‘Jellies’ Power and Eoin Guilfoyle while John Feehilly also found the net following good work from Padraic Guilfoyle and Colin Ryan.

Niall O’Farrell was the home side’s top scorer while Oisin Kavanagh, Stiofan McMahon and Craig Chaplin also did well for the East Clare outfit.

With two games to play, Newmarket lead the way by a point from Crusheen who have two games remaining and Kilmaley who have just one to play.

Sixmilebridge and O’Calllaghans Mills are also very much in contention for places in the knock out stage of the competition.

Newmarket-on-Fergus: Padraic Guilfoyle; Sean O’Connor, Colin Guilfoyle, Conor McCarthy; Jack Enright, Enda Barrett, Niall O’Connor; Shane Lynch, Paudie McMahon; Mikey McInerney, Eanna Crimmins, James Freeman; Liam Clancy, John Feehily, Stephen Casey.

Subs: Eoin Guilfoyle for Freeman; Colin Ryan for Lynch; James Power for Feehily, James McInerney for Barrett; Cian foley for M. McInerney

Broadford: Cian O’Brien, Cian Mulqueen, Eoin Donnellan, T.J. Dillon; Padraig Taylor, Darren Chaplin, Craig Chaplin; Oisin Kavanagh Jack O’Brien; Niall O’Farrell, Sean Phelan, Darren McNamara; Mark Moloney, Stiofan McMahon, James Vaughan.

Subs: Denis Fahy for Phelan; Cathal O’Sullivan for J. O’Brien; Eoin O’Brien for Vaughan; Padraig Hickey for McNamara;

Referee: Niall Malone (Éire Óg)

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