Arklow cruise to easy victory
ON SUNDAY morning Arklow Town travelled to Coldcut to face a struggling Dublin Bus side.
Both sides needed the three points for different reasons. The Bus is languishing at the foot of the table while the Wicklow side are pushing for a top four finish in the league.
With just 15 minutes on the clock Arklow found themselves two up and already cruising. The first goal was scored by the impressive Carl Forsyth who finished superbly from 12 yards after a neat passage of play involving Jonathan Kelty and Gavin Doyle.
Goal number two arrived not long afterwards. The hard working Kelty picked Gavin Doyle out with an accurate cross-field pass. Doyle then cushioned the ball with his head to the in-rushing Greg Kilkenny who smashed the ball into the net.
Captain Stephen Hurley then got himself on the score-sheet when he latched onto a Ronan Ivory through ball to calmly slot the ball past the keeper. Just before half-time and totally against the run of play the home side scored what proved to be a consolation goal. After a goalmouth scramble that Arklow failed to clear, the ball was toe-poked into Karl Coleman's net.
The second half wasn't as exciting as the first and produced just a single goal. That strike came from Jonathan Kelty who is in his debut season in senior football. The young striker beat the offside trap and composed himself, before lobbing the ball to the net from fully 25 yards to leave the stranded keeper with no chance.