A pulsating game that had everything, and was a great advertisement for Cup basketball saw Moycullen defeat Neptune on a scoreline of 74 to 70 in the 1/4 Final of the U20 National Cup in Kingfisher on Saturday afternoon. Two very young teams slugged it out in a nail biting game that had the crowd thoroughly engaged over it's entire 40 minutes.
Moycullen got off to an excellent start and were 14 to 3 up after 5 minutes. This poor start was to prove Neptune's downfall but to their credit they gradually clawed their way back into the game to eventually lead by 2 midway through the 4th. The Moycullen boys could have thrown their hat at it but they dug deep to produce a fantastic team effort and through a combination of excellent defensive work , their ability to finish some big shots under pressure combined with that little bit of good fortune that you need to succeed at this level they came through in the last minute to record a momentous win. Overall an outstanding performance by the team and it sets up an intriguing derby with Maree in the Cup semi final in Mid Janurary.
Well done to all the guys.
Moycullen Team; Andrew Brady, Ian Burke, Liam Barber, Evan Bleasedale, Evan Costelloe, Stephen O'Brien Dylan Costelloe, Rory Gilson, Patrick Lyons, Seamus Garrity.
Coach, Paul OBrien Asst Coach Luke Enos.