Late double seals win for Aughrim
Half time saw three changes for the hosts with Richie Kavanagh, Cathal Wogan and Barcoe making way for Gary McGrath, Simon Chadwick and Garrett Dunne and Dunne almost had an instant impact when his cross from the right gave Bourke the chance to open the scoring but he got his header all wrong.
And that miss was made look a lot more significant when Rangers opened the scoring with their first chance of the game seven minutes later. A right wing cross was missed by everybody but coming in from the left was Stephen Davis and his shot slipped through the fingers of Wall.
The home side didn’t let their heads drop though and pushed on for an equalizer and once more it was Bourke at the heart of things in the 64 th minute when he latched onto a long ball forward before holding off his man and sending his shot trickling just inches wide of the far post.
But for all Enniskerry’s good play they came undone in the last few minutes as they conceded two goals in five minutes.
First Jim Davis bravely headed home Andrew Holt’s cross before Holt got himself on the scoresheet with a superb dipping effort from wide on the right that was worthy of winning any game. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Joe Wall Patrick O’Gorman Dave Miller Alan O’Reilly Ronan Walsh Seamus Barcoe Richie Kavanagh Stephen Smith Ronan Bourke Robert Ivory Cathal Wogan
Simon Chadwick for Wogan (45); Gary McGrath for Barcoe (45); Garrett Dunne for Kavanagh (45).
Shane McAllister Keith Stephenson Jason Byrne Paul Davis Jason O’Neill Jim Davis Larry Keating Paddy Brown Andrew Holt Alan Cotton David Adair
Gavin Concannon for Adair (44); Stephen Davis for Jason Byrne (45); David Dunne for Cotton (86).
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Enniskerry’s Seamus Barcoe comes under pressure from Andrew Holt of Aughrim Rangers.