An Tochar re­tain Se­nior sta­tus

Bray People - - Sports -

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.

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