Although the first half finished with few scores it was Broadford who had most of the play. The game started with the first score going to Cratloe. Cratloe's forwards were to get some good ball earlier on but with excellent back play from James Quinn Tuite and Gearóid Vaughan they were having no joy in increasing their scoreline. The few wides that Cratloe got in this period were punished by the huge puck outs from Tomás McMahon. This provided the likes of David Boland and Alex Mason with serious go-forward ball. Broadford piled on the pressure straight after the first Cratloe score. The full-forward line worked tirelessly to win ball and put the Cratloe backs under pressure with Ben Flynn, Harry Cooper and Marcus Corrigan contesting every ball. Eric Berquist supplying the forward line with some great ball with quick ground-strikes. It was all credit to the Cratloe goalie for his defence that kept Broadford at bay in the first half.
The most impressive aspect of this game was that it was a squad performance. The second half was a repetition of the first in that Broadford had most of the play again. The breakthrough came from Broadford very early on with a superbly struck goal from Niall O' Farrell. The hard graft was done in midfield by Oisín Kavanagh and David Boland. From then on Broadford looked like opening the flood-gates. Conor O' Donnell continued as he did in the first half winning all the 50-50 balls and picking out some excellent passes. The little ball that did go to the Cratloe backs was easily swept up by the excellent back play of the likes of T.J. Dillon, Paul McNamara and Cormac O' Brien. There was no shortage of skill on show here. David Boland increased the score with a brace of points and next came another goal from Niall O' Farrell. There was no let up for Cratloe when Cathal O' Sullivan stepped up for his goal after working tirelessly to win ball in the previous few minutes.
It was all one-way traffic at this stage and the game was dead and buried when Niall powered in to get his hat-trick.
Well done to all involved. Great squad performance.