Town keep their promotion push on track
CYM Terenure 0, Arklow Town 2: Arklow Town recorded an impressive 2-0 away win at CYM Terenure to keep their promotion push firmly on track this week.
LSL DIVISION 1 Town began the game lying in second place, two places and one point above their hosts and equally mindful of CYM’s smash-andgrab performance at Bridgewater Centre Park earlier this season, when the Dublin side stole all three points with a solitary strike.
On a poor surface the game was littered with free kicks, preventing either side from getting into a flowing rhythm. Town’s rearguard was strong and denied the Dublin side any openings, either from open play or set piece situations.
The deadlock was broken ten minutes before half time with Town striker Willie Doyle netting. Impressive debutant Ronan Ivory, formerly on the books of Bray Wanderers, played a good ball out wide to James Dixon who controlled well before rolling into the path of Doyle to finish past the advancing CYM goalkeeper.
Town began to dominate proceedings but with only one goal to show for their efforts the home side were always in the game. However, midway through the second half the points were secured for the Arklow side.
An Arklow counter attack was started by Ivory who found substitute Dave McDonald breaking forward.
McDonald released Town skipper Stephen Hurley out wide right and his inch perfect cross was met by the advancing Daragh Murray who powerfully headed home to give the Arklow side another important three points to maintain the push for the title.