Un­der-13s prove too strong for Eden­derry

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Ark­low Town 4, Eden­derry 1: Ark­low Town U-13A’s se­cured safe pas­sage to the open draw stage of the SFAI Troy Cup af­ter an en­ter­tain­ing 4-1 victory over a gal­lant Eden­derry side at Bridgewater Cen­tre Park last Sun­day.

SFAI TROY CUP The home side be­gan brightly cre­at­ing a num­ber of chances through fine work on ei­ther flank from Craig Kin­sella and Seán Hur­ley.

Lee Kenny opened the scor­ing for Town with an ef­fort from close range on the quar­ter hour mark.

The Ark­low mid­fielder pres­sured the Eden­derry keeper into mak­ing a mis­take and he was first to re­act, steer­ing home the loose ball.

Town dou­bled their ad­van­tage five min­utes later, with a strong surge down the left wing from Seán Hur­ley. Hur­ley’s cross into the Eden­derry area was su­perbly con­trolled by striker Adam Casser­ley, show­ing fine tech­nique, and he beat the keeper with a side­footed ef­fort into an empty net.

The vis­i­tors ral­lied strongly in the sec­ond­half, de­ter­mined to find a way back into the tie and they were re­warded with ten min­utes left on the clock, a well worked move down their left wing, crossed in for the Eden­derry for­ward to head home un­chal­lenged.

With the Of­faly side press­ing for an equaliser, Ark­low’s re­sponse was mea­sured and clin­i­cal in its ex­e­cu­tion.

Good work on the right wing be­tween Craig Kin­sella and sub­sti­tute Dean Doyle saw Doyle pre­sented with a half chance in the penalty area and he swiv­elled su­perbly be­fore drilling home a key third goal for the Ark­low side.

Kin­sella him­self put the ic­ing on the cake with a su­perb fin­ish from the edge of the box min­utes later to seal Town’s pas­sage into the last 32 of the Troy Cup.

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