After a disheartening loss to St Paul’s last week, Bright were out to prove a point against St Michael’s on Friday night, and that they did!
From the throw-in Bright dominated St Michael’s and after just 12 minutes a well-placed goal from Mikey Rice left the scoreboard reading 1:04 to 0:00.
A solid performance from defenders Barry Mageean and Oran Tumelty forced errors from the St Michael’s forwards and umteen shots were squandered wide of the posts.
Declan Trainor and Cailean Toner’s return to the pitch give Bright the confidence to push forward after the first water break, a tactic that produced more confident scores from Sam Dinu and Pearse Mc Carthy.
The most dominant man on the pitch was undoubtedly Gareth George, Scoring 1 goal and 3 points with just 20 minutes played. More scores from Cailean Toner and Owen McEvoy eased the Bright men to a half-time score of 2:11 to 0:02
The second half had hardly started when Gareth George slipped another goal into the St Michael’s net and his 4th less than 10 minutes later. By this stage, St Michael’s had buckled under the relentless Bright attack and although they had their fair share of chances, they more often than not sailed far wide of the target.
James Hanna stepped in to replace injured goal-keeper Michael Farrand and although it wasn’t the busiest of nights on the Bright goal line James was assertive and controlled his defence well to keep a clean sheet.
Bright’s injury woes continued this week when a hard-working Christopher Byrne was brought down in the middle of the park and had to be helped off shortly before the second water break. Decky Quinn stepped in and had a fantastic game, setting up several of the second-half scores.
More confident scoring from Cailean Toner and Owen Mcevoy and a late point from Cormac Mc Laughlin rounded off Bright’s night, to a final score of Bright 4:15 St Michael’s 0:06.