Ballinacourty's John Gorman and Brickey Rangers' Conor Phelan in action during their Waterford SFC clash at Fraher Field. | Photo: Michael Kiely
Ballinacourty 5-8; Brickeys 0-7
The ability of Ballinacourty to score goals was highlighted in last week’s preview and they duly netted no fewer than five here, three before the break, to kill off Brickeys challenge.
Mark Ferncombe bagged a hat-trick, the last of which came with virtually the last kick of the game, and he also played a part in their third goal which came from the boot of Garry Hurney.
Overall this was a very poor game. While they were behind six scores to four at half-time, their green flags ensured the winners enjoyed a four-point lead heading to the dressing rooms: 3-1 to 0-6.
Brickeys had been first to settle, kicking a point from a free by their most impressive player on the evening Carthach Shalloe with seven minutes on the clock. The Ballinacourty response was quick as James Mahony set up Mark Ferncombe to blast past Stephen McCarthy.
Patrick Hurney and Carthach Shalloe swapped points inside a four-minute spell before John Gorman set up Patrick Hurney for a second Ballinacourty goal with 17 minutes played. Two minutes later Patrick’s older brother Garry hit a third Ballinacourty goal following a Mark Ferncombe assist.
See The Munster Express newspaper for full match report.