Last weekend had mixed fortunes for the Drumaness adult footballers with the senior team gaining promotion to division 3 of the all county football league and the reserve team unfortunately losing their east down reserve league cup final.
The first game of the weekend was the senior’s playoff game against Bredagh on Saturday in a damp and blustery Bright. Drumaness took control of the match from the first whistle and looked much sharper in the early exchanges and took advantage by slotting over a couple of early scores. With the Bredagh defence under constant pressure they had a man sent off after 20 mins. The Drumaness forward line was given some quality ball and raced into a half time lead of despite having a penalty saved just before the break. Half time score Drumaness 2-8 Bredagh 0-3. Bredagh regrouped at the break and came out firing in the second half and bombarded the Drumaness defence which stood firm despite the pressure. The Drumaness players put in a gritty second half display showing great determination to see out the match and gaining promotion and a chance to take the league title with a final against Saul. Full time score Drumaness 2-10 Bredagh 1-10.
The second game of the weekend was the reserves in the east down reserve league final against Bryansford in Teconnaught on Sunday afternoon. Drumaness took the early lead until the first of three penalty’s were awarded and scored by Bryansford. The Drumaness lads were chasing the game and despite a great effort they could not peg Bryansford back.
Well done to all the players and management teams for their efforts over the weekend.