Tompkins on tar­get against Wick­low

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Ark­low Town A 4, Wick­low Rovers A 1

ARK­LOW TOWN’S David Tompkins be­came de­fender turned goalpoacher with two ex­cel­lent first half goals as his side eased past Wick­low Rovers in a WDSL U15 Group A clash at the Leisure Cen­tre.

Town were without the ser­vices of striker Shane Walker, away on tri­als for the Ir­ish na­tional squad. With other noted ab­sen­tees, the Ark­low side, all play­ing a year above their age, put on a pow­er­ful dis­play to in­flict a first Shield de­feat on the Wick­low side.

The hosts started like a house on fire with Lee Kenny open­ing the scor­ing in just the fifth minute.

Ark­low con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate through­out the open­ing half and de­fender Tompkins twice net­ted from cor­ner kicks, show­ing great de­sire on both set piece moves to score Town’s sec­ond and third goals in quick suc­ces­sion.

Rovers were given a brief glim­mer of hope with a goal mid­way through the sec­ond half but the con­test was ended when Ark­low’s Sean Hur­ley, play­ing his third fix­ture in two days, burst into the Rovers area to fire high into the top cor­ner for a fourth goal for a pow­er­ful home team.

The young Ark­low side are now busy pre­par­ing for a key SFAI U-14 Good­son Cup trek to Tem­ple Villa and a place up for grabs in the last 16. On the ev­i­dence of this per­for­mance Town will cer­tainly travel with well founded con­fi­dence.

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