Under-13s prove too strong for Edenderry
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.