Town turn on the style to lift ti­tle

Bray People - - Bray Sport -

SAV­ING THEIR best per­for­mance til now, Ark­low Town U-10C’s duly lifted the WDSL U-10 Divi­sion 2 league ti­tle af­ter a stun­ning dis­play against Ard­more on Satur­day last at the Leisure Cen­tre.

Town were keen on en­sur­ing the ti­tle was won on the day and opened strongly, putting op­po­nents Ard­more un­der in­creas­ing pres­sure right from the first whis­tle.

Cameron Walker, Town’s cap­tain, opened the scor­ing in the ninth minute af­ter great work from fel­low mid­fielder Alex Tyrrell put Walker clean through.

Pádraic O’Con­nor al­most put Town two ahead in the 18th minute, his ef­fort go­ing nar­rowly wide of the far post with Ard­more keeper Jimmy Ma­son beaten.

Town’s de­fence was hold­ing any threat from Ard­more at bay, with both Dil­lon Mor­daunt and Ciarán Win­ters in ex­cep­tional form in the full back po­si­tions.

Ger­ard Ka­vanagh went close a minute later but Town were not to be de­nied with the half­time whis­tle im­mi­nent as Alex Tyrrell net­ted, giv­ing Town a vi­tal twogoal lead at the break.

Half-time sub­sti­tute Michael O’Sul­li­van scored his first ever goal for the Ark­low side early in the sec­ond-half, fir­ing home from close range de­spite the best ef­forts of Ard­more’s Sinéad Hor­gan.

Fel­low sub Caleb Briggs-Wolo­han, re­plac­ing O’Con­nor at half-time, picked up the ba­ton and ran tire­lessly down the right flank cre­at­ing a num­ber of open­ings. Ro­nan Arthur, who led the front­line su­perbly, al­most net­ted from one Briggs-Wolo­han cross but his ef­fort on goal was mag­nif­i­cently blocked by Seán Hannon in the Bray side’s de­fence.

Mid­way through the half Zach Kil­bride, winning pos­ses­sion out wide left, found Alex Tyrrell in space and Tyrrell se­cured the ti­tle for Ark­low with a fine in­di­vid­ual ef­fort, straight through Ard­more’s mid­field and fir­ing from the edge of the box.

Ro­nan Arthur net­ted the goal his workrate thor­oughly de­served with five min­utes re­main­ing, get­ting on the end of a Cameron Walker drive across the Ard­more six yard box. Ard­more threat­ened a late con­so­la­tion with a driven ef­fort from Pádraic McDon­ald but Town keeper Eoin Ka­vanagh su­perbly tipped his shot away for a cor­ner, to round off an ex­cel­lent team per­for­mance from the Black and Whites.

The Ark­low Town U-10 C squad, who won the WDSL Divi­sion 2 League ti­tle on Satur­day af­ter a 5-0 victory over Ard­more Rovers.

Ark­low Town play­ers Ciarán Win­ters and Eoin Ka­vanagh cel­e­brate winning the WDSL U10 Divi­sion 2 ti­tle on the fi­nal whis­tle.

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