Scales tipped in Ark­low’s favour

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Ark­low Town 1 Wick­low Rovers 0: It proved quite fit­ting on the day that the winning goal should be scored by Ark­low’s im­mensely im­pres­sive Liam Scales.

Af­ter a lengthy run which saw him skip past a num­ber of Wick­low Rovers de­fend­ers and with cool­ness per­son­i­fied he slot­ted home.

Town had started brightly, forc­ing the game to be played in and around the Rovers penalty area. A suc­ces­sion of cor­ners failed to bring Ark­low an open­ing and a Peter Tyrrell ef­fort re­bound­ing off the cross­bar was as close as they came in the open­ing pe­riod.

In fact, it was Rovers who had the best chance to open the scor­ing, a swift break up­field split the Ark­low de­fence and only a fine save from Town’s keeper Cathal Kelle­her de­nied Rovers the lead. Liam Scales, op­er­at­ing mainly down Town’s left wing, con­tin­u­ally drove at the Rovers back line, a con­stant threat.

From one such move, Scales fi­nally gave the Ark­low side a mer­ited lead, fin­ish­ing with aplomb af­ter a great run down the left wing and cut­ting in­side to fire home. Town then hit the bar, an ef­fort from close range by Ross Han­ley some­how com­ing back off the bar and away from dan­ger.

Try as they might, Rovers couldn’t quite gain par­ity and Town se­cured the three points.

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