Ark­low cruise to easy vic­tory

Bray People - - SPORT -

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.

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