Bodyke/Mills came out of the gate with gusto and took four straight points from play. Nial O’Farrell put Broadford back in the game with a point from a free and a point from play but Boyke/Mills delivered what seemed a crushing blow in response - two lightening quick goals 15 minutes in to the match - Bodyke Mills 2-04 Broadford 0-02.
The boys rallied though and guts and determination became the order of the day which were served up in double portions delivering seven more points (0-1 Connor O’Donnell, 0-3 Niall O’Farrell, 1-0 Cormac O’Brien) without reply and the first half ended with Broadford just one point down.
Retiring to the dug-outs for half-time, the talk from the Broadford mentors was calm and collected and delivered with the wisdom of experience that left the lads knowing they had a job to do and boy did they do it.
Bodyke/Mills took the first point but despite very intensive play across the entire pitch and facing an equally talented and perhaps stronger Bodyke/ Mills team, Broadford held their nerve and the lads extended their score to a four point lead by 15 minutes in to the second-half.
Bodyke/ Mills mounted several direct attacks around and in the Broadford square and a goal really seemed inevitable. The Broadford goalie and the backlines stayed in the thick of the action though and defended hard using there ground hurling skills to maximum effect to keep the green flag at bay, much to the relief of the Broadford supporters.
There was certainly no cause for complacency however and Bodyke/ Mills took four points in succession so by 28 minutes the scores were level 2-10 to 2-10.
With two minutes of extra time added Broadford scored the winning point. So just under four minutes to go there was still all to play for and they fought hard to the very end but with several wides apiece the final score stood at Bodyke/O’Callaghan’s Mills 2-10 Broadford 2-11.
What a win against truly worthy opponents.