Broadford took the first point from play in under two minutes but conceded a free moments later. Going on though to score one goal from John MacNamara after a cross from John Corcoran, two frees from Corcoran and another from Eoin Donnellan, before a point from Killanena in the ninth minute ended Broadford’s first raid on the score-board. (0-02 to 1-05).
Thanks again to the deadly accuracy of John Corcoran’s free taking and a point from Eoin Donnellan after a solo run down the centre of the field, Broadford again extend their lead by a further four points (0-02 to 1-09).
However, a goal for Killanena in the 17th minute saw the hosts back in the game as they went on to score five straight points, three from play and two frees, to put themselves just two points down at half-time (1-07 to 1-09).
During this lull in Broadford’s fortunes they were denied at least two goals including what would have been a notable goal from corner-back Jack Dillon. After winning the ball in his own territory, a high and long puck sent the ball down the field, only narrowly avoiding the net and hitting the goal post instead.
Both teams then had everything to play for with the throw-in for the second-half. Sparky Whelan and Kieran Considine now on the field scored the first two points for Broadford from play but by 14 minutes in there was just one point between the teams (1-11 to 1-12).
With the scores so close and further white flags to come for both teams, it took two goals, one from Considine in the 16th minute taking his from within the square moments after the ball had rebounded off the post and a second from Whelan in the 24th minute after Considine secured possession after a Mark Moloney sideline ball and passed the ball the short distance to Sparky who was ideally placed for his slam to the back of the net. (1-12 to 3-15).
Two further points for Kilanena and one for Broadford but in a final act of defiance, Kilanena took the very last score of the match, a goal no less, from a 65 seconds before the full-time whistle. Have to also make mention of Jack Kelleher who put himself in the line of fire from an earlier 65 and received a full impact. That must have hurt!
Final score Killanena 2-14 Broadford 3-16.