An Tochar retain Senior status
AN TOCHAR are the great survivors when it comes to holding on to their senior football status and no mistake.
Once again they have avoided the drop from their championship status following their two points win over AGB in their opening Keating Cup match at Ashford on Sunday.
It was score for score in an even first half. An Tochar opened with a brace, AGB levelled; then it was point for point until AGB landed the odd point out of eleven to lead 0-6 to 0-5 at half time.
AGB, who were short a couple of regulars, made the running in the third quarter and led by three points, 0-10 to 0-7 with ten minutes left.
An Tochar brought on the expe- rienced Donal McGillycuddy, James Dixon and Des Fanning in the second half and they made a difference, turning the game around.
The Roundwood men scored five points on the trot in the last ten minutes to sneak victory, with two of the scores coming from the boot of Donal McGillycuddy and James Dixon adding a single.
Niall Mullett scored 0-6 for AGB with one of the points coming from a penalty which he drilled over the bar. JP Connolly turned in a man-of-the match performance for AGB at midfield.
An Tochar will now meet the winners of the Bray v. Stratford with AGB to take on the losers in another relegation match.
Holding on to their senior football status for 2010 is very appropriate for An Tochar as next year the club will celebrate 21 years in senior football.