Un­der-16s com­plete dou­ble

Bray People - - Sport -

ALL SMILES for Ark­low Town’s U-16A team who on Sun­day last com­pleted a 2007-08 League and cup dou­ble in New­town with a WDSL U-16 Premier Cup fi­nal victory over a gal­lant Rath­new side.

The Rath­new ‘keeper’s first touch of the ball was to pick it out of the net af­ter a won­der­ful move by Town saw Jack Tim Mur­phy slot­ting home in the first minute. William Flana­gan dou­bled Ark­low’s lead in the 12th minute with an un­stop­pable strike from dis­tance.

Town in­creased their lead be­fore the half-time break with the lively Keith Arm­strong net­ting, mak­ing it 3-0 to the Black and Whites at half-time.

The Ark­low side upped the tempo straight from the start of the sec­ond-half and fur­ther goals seemed in­evitable. In­deed, some su­perb pass­ing down Town’s right flank saw Adam Han­lon sneak­ing in at the back post to push Ark­low four ahead and the qual­ity of that goal was bet­tered min­utes later when Dara Ver­ney fin­ished off a fan­tas­tic pas­sage of play, again Ark­low util­is­ing space on the right wing.

Clive Cram­mond added his name to the score­sheet with Town’s sixth, a de­served re­ward for his in­dus­try through­out.

Keith Arm­strong net­ted his sec­ond and Town’s sev­enth in the clos­ing min­utes with a su­perbly placed shot and per­haps it was fit­ting that Town brought down the fi­nal cur­tain on a won­der­fully suc­cess­ful 2007-08 sea­son with the eighth goal of the game, in the last minute, a sweep­ing move end­ing with Jack Tim Mur­phy fir­ing home from close range.

Fi­nal score: Ark­low Town 8, Rath­new 0.

The Ark­low Town U-16A squad, who com­pleted a Premier League and Cup dou­ble at New­town on Sun­day.

Town goalscorer Clive Cram­mond at­tack­ing the Rath­new de­fence.

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