Valleymount 2-9 Ashford 0-11
VALLEYMOUNT GOT off to a winning start in Division 2 of the SFL but were pushed all the way by Ashford at Valleymount.
An early goal by Declan Cahill gave the Lakesiders the start they needed and a second goal from a penalty by Glen Cullen sent them in leading by 2-2 to 0-6 at half-time.
While Ashford did lead briefly at one stage in the second half it was the home side that finished the stronger and ran out good winners. The amazing thing about this Ashford display was that while they only scored 11 points, ten players in all got on the scoresheet.
Valleymount scorers: Glen Cullen and Declan Cahill (1-0 each); Stephen Byrne (0-5); Jack Slattery (0-3); David Miley (0-1).
Ashford scorers: Darren Doyle (0-2); Joe Doyle, Mark Shannon, Jay Taylor, Brian Fagan, Brian Byrne, Daniel Kavanagh, Aaron Nugent, Philip Doyle, Tom Corr (0-1 each).
Referee: Pat Dunne (Hollywood).