Clin­i­cal Dodd vol­ley sees Ark­low col­lect sil­ver­ware

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Ark­low Town A 1, Grey­stones United A 0: A clash of the U-10 ti­tans at Ark­low’s Leisure Cen­tre on Sun­day last as Ark­low Town A wel­comed Grey­stones United A know­ing three points would be good enough to se­cure the league ti­tle.

U-10 PREMIER A freez­ing cold morn­ing at the sea­side venue, Town be­gan in red-hot form, putting Grey­stones on the back foot with waves of at­tack­ing play.

Neil Mur­phy and Mor­gan Har­ris were very in­dus­tri­ous in the Ark­low en­gine room dic­tat­ing the flow of the game.

Some ex­cel­lent work up the right flank, ini­tial- ly a pass from de­fender Dar­ragh Fitzger­ald, saw Conor Dodd in space and head­ing for the op­po­si­tion area. Cut­ting in­side he squared a pass to Ross Han­ley but Han­ley’s ef­fort was well mar­shalled by the ‘Stones keeper.

Town then gained the up­per hand with a ter­rific strike in the ninth minute. Liam Scales, work­ing the left flank, cut in­side his marker and Conor Dodd sweetly met his cross from the edge of the box on the vol­ley to smash it high into the Grey­stones net.

The hosts kept up the pres­sure in the early stages of the sec­ond­half but a sec­ond goal just wouldn’t come, a num­ber of chances spurned.

Grey­stones, dis­ci­plined through­out, sensed a route back into the match and were it not for the bat­tling qual­i­ties of both Neil Mur­phy and Mikey Quigley they may well have snatched a lev­eller. The Town duo de­fended hero­ically as Grey­stones pushed for­ward.

Lady luck shone on the Ark­low side in the clos­ing min­utes as Grey­stones al­most found a way through but with Town keeper Cathal Kelle­her cut­ting down the an­gle, the Grey­stones at­tacker sliced his ef­fort wide and with that chance spurned the league ti­tle was won by the Ark­low side.

Ark­low Town U-10A, win­ners of the WDSL U-10 Premier League.

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