Un­der­strength Ark­low lose out against Crum­lin

Bray People - - SPORT -

Ark­low Town 2, Crum­lin United 3: A de­pleted Ark­low Town side fell to a 2-3 de­feat at the hands of Crum­lin United at Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park on Fri­day night.

The hosts took the lead with 15 min­utes on the clock when Cor­mac Hy­land con­trolled a free kick at the far post be­fore fir­ing home.

Things were all square on the half hour mark though when a Crum­lin striker showed some neat foot­work be­fore squeez­ing the ball home past Karl Cole­man to make it 1-1.

Ark­low didn't let their heads drop though and they went in front once again shortly be­fore the half time break when for­mer Shel­bourne and Bray Wan­der­ers striker raced through on goal and kept his nerve to fire past Crum­lin 'keeper.

Af­ter a pe­riod of sus­tained pres­sure, the vis­i­tors lev­elled mat­ters for the sec­ond time that evening just af­ter the hour mark.

And two min­utes later United hit Town with a sucker-punch as a Crum­lin winger headed home the win­ning goal.

The home side pum­melled the Dublin­ers' goal late on but were un­able to force an equal­izer.

Ark­low Town: Karl Cole­man, David O'Neill, Billy Man­ley, Wil­liam Tyrrell, Jonathan Doyle, Carl Forsyth, Stephen Hur­ley, Cor­mac Hy­land, Greg Kilkenny, Jonathan Kelty, Dar­ren Forsyth.

SUBS: Eric Mol­loy for Hy­land; Adam Han­lon for Kilkenny. Not used: Keith Arm­strong, Chris Burgess.

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