Ark­low make light work of heavy con­di­tions

Bray People - - Sport -

Ark­low 13, Car­low 8: Ark­low de­feated Car­low by 13 points to eight in very dif­fi­cult play­ing con­di­tions at the week­end.

It was Car­low who started the scor­ing in the firsthalf with a penalty con­verted from in front of the posts af­ter about ten min­utes of play. Ark­low started to get into the game more and more and missed some op­por­tu­ni­ties with poor ball han­dling and missed passes in the wet con­di­tions, but were re­warded a few min­utes later with a penalty which Micheal Ka­vanagh con­verted leav­ing the match tied at half-time at three points all.

It was all Ark­low at the start of the sec­ond-half and the for­wards be­gan to take con­trol of the game up front and were re­warded with a fine try from a for­ward drive which was scored by Tadhg O Scan­nail play­ing at wing-for­ward.

Ka­vanagh kicked the con­ver­sion from the touch line to leave Ark­low in a com­mand­ing po­si­tion at ten points to three.

Car­low started to ex­pand their run­ning game them­selves in the last quar­ter and scored a try un­der the posts with about ten or fif­teeen min­utes to go. Amaz­ingly, the con­ver­sion how­ever was blocked down by Ark­low’s front row player Al­bert Plun­kett when the Car­low winger tak­ing the con­ver­sion moved too slowly to take the kick and Car­low still were left two points be­hind the home side.

Ark­low then con­verted an­other penalty to leave them 13 points to eight ahead which was the fin­ish­ing score even though Car­low fin­ished with a flour­ish, run­ning the full length of the pitch only to be de­nied by the cov­er­ing Ark­low de­fence.

Next week’s match is against Gorey in the South East League and Ark­low are hop­ing to have some more of their in­jured and miss­ing play­ers re­turn in time for the start of their Le­in­ster League Divi­sion 2 cam­paign which starts with a home tie against Long­ford on the 28th Septem­ber with kick off at 3 p.m. - please come and sup­port the team.

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