Bective 3-10 Summerhill 1-9
Bective went ahead early in this game in Summerhill and stayed ahead by a minimum of three or four points until the final whistle in this competitive match played on a pitch in excellent condition.
Both defences were on top in the first half but some direct running and precise passing led by Mark O'Brien put Donagh Garvey through for a goal and then Brian Cantwell guided another ball into the Summerhill net.
Bective led 2-4 to 1-3 at half time.
The second half again saw Bective creating the greater threat up front with hard running by Conal Shaw, Pauric McConnell and Paul Lyness providing the extra man and setting up scores.
The game was put beyond doubt with a fine run by Brian Cantwell and a precise pass across the square for the incoming Ciaran Casey to palm to the back of the net with about ten minutes left to play.
Summerhill tried hard to carry the ball forward but failed to penetrate through a strong Bective defence.
Best for Bective were Gary Brennan, Colm Barry, David Fitzpatrick, Pau Lyness, Conal Shaw, Mark O'Brien and Brian Cantwell.