Ballinteer Saint Johns and Saint Annes Bohernabreena shared the spoils in this midweek Division 2 football league encounter in Marlay Park. Annes had the better of the first half going in at half time holding a one goal advantage coming from a converted penalty kick. With the scoreline at half time reading 1-4 vs 0-4 in Annes favour the home side had a bit of work to do to get something out of the match.
The response from Johns was impressive with Feargal Duffy, Jack Gilligan, and John Hickey creating a goal opportunity to contribute to the Ballinteer side's resurgence in the second half. Johns led by a few points going into the final ten minutes however Annes responded well in this final period and stopped the Johns midfield from gaining primary possession in the air from kickouts.
In what proved to be a fairly scrappy encounter the noteworthy moments of the match came from both goalkeepers who pulled off a number of vital saves throughout the game.
The match finished level on a scoreline: Ballinteer St Johns 1-9 St Annes 1-9
Ballinteer St. Johns Starting team:
1. J McNally 2. C.McCabe 3. C.O' Broin 4. A.Tullie 5.K. Power 6. N. Devereux 7. R.Clune 8. J.Hickey 9. P. O'Connor 10. G.Whelan 11. J. Gillick 12. F.Duffy 13. C. O'Donnell 14. S. McCann 15. C. Kilcoyne
St. Annes Starting team:
1. D. Wright 2. D.Fulham 3. R. Lynch 4. J. Dwyer 5. A. Shanahan 6. S. Murphy 7. B. Connolly 8. J. Nolan 9. D. Watson 10. C. McKeown 11. S. Fulham 12. B. Seery 13. T. Connolly 14. P. Robinson 15. S. Stewart