Town are touching distance from top
ARKLOW TOWN moved to within touching distance of top spot in the Leinster Senior League Division One with a thorough performance away at Broadford Rovers last Sunday.
Town got off to a perfect start by taking an early lead with Graham Lawlor perfectly placed to slot home from ten yards out after fine work from Kenny Keogh on Arklow’s left flank.
The increasingly confident away side enjoyed control of the game for long spells, looking the likelier side to score. However, they were dealt a potentially serious body blow with the dismissal of Kevin Farrell for an off the ball offence.
Graham Lawlor reverted to a central berth with John Fennell leading the attack alone.
Town’s chances were greatly boosted however just minutes later with an opportunist strike from distance from the mercurial Stephen Hurley. Hurley fired home Town’s second goal when his strike crept under the Broadford keeper.
The home side probed and pushed Town onto the back foot as they sought to get back into the game but resolute defending kept them at bay. With injury time looming Broadford secured a consolation goal with a strike from close range.
The win strengthens Town’s push for promotion to the Senior League, with the Black and Whites now lying in second place on the strength of good backto-back wins.