Hol­ly­wood win to leave AGB in rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle

Bray People - - Sport -

Hol­ly­wood 2- 16, Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money 0- 11: Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money were the ones re­main­ing in the dreaded rel­e­ga­tion zone af­ter be­ing beaten by Hol­ly­wood in their open­ing match of the Keat­ing Tro­phy Se­nior foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion at Avon­dale on Satur­day. KEAT­ING TRO­PHY Hol­ly­wood were without their star county for­ward Tony Hannon but that was prob­a­bly can­celled out by the fact that AGB fielded without Ciarán Hy­land.

It was a rea­son­ably com­pet­i­tive game of foot­ball be­tween the sides, without ever be­ing spec­tac­u­lar and the re­sult was in the bal­ance right up to the fi­nal ten min­utes.

A first- half goal by mid­fielder Pat O’Sul­li­van gave Hol­ly­wood their lead 1-4 to 0-4 at the break and AGB were in a two- point strik­ing dis­tance of their op­po­nents en­ter­ing the fi­nal phase of the match.

Then an in­jury to Ark­low Geral­dine’s mid­fielder Dar­ren McAn­drew up­set the rhythm of the seasiders and Hol­ly­wood struck for their sec­ond goal by John David Burke which set them on the road to victory.

Hol­ly­wood have cop­per-fas­tened their place in Se­nior foot­ball ranks next sea­son with this win and they will now meet An Tóchar in the next round of the Keat­ing Tro­phy.

Thomas Burke at wing- back, Alan Mooney and Kevin Glen­non were Hol­ly­wood’s stars on the day.

Scor­ers for Hol­ly­wood were: Pat O’Sul­li­van (1-1), John David Burke (1-0), Keith Pep­pard, Ciarán Tyrrell, Keith Burke, Thomas Burke, Gar­rett Bell, Gary Tutty and John Mooney.

AGB scor­ers: Philip Healy (0-4), Niall Mul­lett (0-3), Pat Egan (0-2), Dar­ren McAn­drew, Ivan Hur­ley (0-1 each).

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