Wham-bam and the second half started very differently and Tulla gave Broadford and its loyal, damp supporters something to think about. A goal from a free in the first minute of play followed by a second goal from play after a free was dropped just short of the goal and Broadford’s healthy lead was reduced to just five points in the first three minutes of play. A further bout of play around the Broadford goal left in no doubt that Tulla had come back fighting. Broadford’s Seanie Cassey responds with one over the bar that requires the ref to confer with the umpire but the point is awarded and not ruled wide. Minutes later and some 25m out in front of the opponent’s goal and Cassey has the ball again, slips on the wet ground and the ball drops but as his opponent comes in to take the advantage Cassey stumbles in to a great recovery of the ball, and himself, and sends it over the bar. Broadford is reasserting its lead but the next ten minutes of play and Tulla continue to have the slight edge gaining a further three points with Broadford only managing to rally wides for their efforts (2-09 to 2-05). Broadford has to defend against a number of close challenges from Tulla around the Broadford goal and manages to stave off the spectre of the green flag and Tulla is only able to score one more over the bar for their efforts. In the final ten minutes, several points from frees and from play for Broadford and they managed to maintain and extend their lead once again.
Final score 2-13 to 2-06.
Thanks to taking an early lead and banking a healthy score in the first half, Broadford came out ahead against a side that pulled out the stops in the second half.
Well done Broadford.