AGB on im­pres­sive run

Bray People - - SPORT -

AGB HAVE made a mar­vel­lous start to this year’s divi­sion one foot­ball league, un­beaten af­ter three matches.

They recorded their sec­ond win of the cam­paign at home to Strat­ford on Satur­day but the big ques­tion is can they take that winning form into the sum­mer and the cham­pi­onship sea­son.

Strat­ford, who have still to chalk up their first win af­ter three de­feats, had their chances of at least com­ing away from Ark­low with a draw, but they will be­moan many missed chances in this match.

The seasiders started off with a fair wind at their back, raced into an early 0-4 to 0-1 lead be­fore re­tir­ing for the in­ter­val break in front by 0-7 to 0-3.

Strat­ford stepped up their game in the sec­ond-half but they were guilty of many passes go­ing astray.

Philip Glee­son got the in­sur­ance point for AGB to­wards the end, while cor­ner-for­ward Stephen Hur­ley turned in a fives­tar per­for­mance as he drilled over six smash­ing points, two of them from frees.

Alan McBride and Pat Egan, goalie James Bol­ger and Fred­die Mil­lar also played well for AGB as did Mark Ivanoff and Gary Tyrrell when they were both in­tro­duced to the game. AGB are away to An­nacurra on Fri­day night in what will be an­other test­ing match.

Cor­ner-for­ward Mark Caplis, Pádraig O’Neill and Damien O’Neill in the backs played well for Strat­ford, while Michael Ham­bidge im­pressed when he came on.

Scor­ers for AGB were: Stephen Hur­ley ( 0-6), Andy Bren­nan, Niall Mul­lett, Ivan Hur­ley and Philip Glee­son ( 0-1 each).

Strat­ford scor­ers were Mark Caplis (0-5, which in­cluded one great point from a side­line free), Nick O’Neill (0-2), James Bar­rett and Michael Ham­bidge (0-1 each).

Strat­ford's Mar­cus Hand­bidge tack­les Ivan Hur­ley of Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money.

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