Down five points in the first ten minutes, Dara Skehan scored the first point for Broadford in the 11th minute but Clonbony responded with a further point and the first goal of the match to take an eight point lead. The next fifteen minutes belonged to Broadford who slogged their way back with an impressive straight run of nine points including the first of two goals in the first-half for Willie Wixted; the second coming after the ball was rebounded back in to play to the edge of the square by the Clonbony goalie defending a goal attempt seconds earlier. Broadford had come from behind and turned the tables briefly to go two points ahead but a goal in the 30th minute for Clonbony left the half-time score Clonbony 3-06 Broadford 2-08.
The second-half of the match was as entertaining as the first and an early Broadford goal from a penalty taken by Dara Skehan re-established a lead for Broadford. Clonbony worked hard though to fight back and three points from play put them ahead by one point again 12 minutes in. The game could have gone either way for the next ten minutes with Broadford holding Clonbony level twice and then going ahead by a point. Clonbony dug deep though and took the last four points – one from play, a free and two 65’s to finish the job in hand Clonbony 3-15 Broadford 3-11.