Hunter on fire as Rath­new top­ple Avoca

Vil­lage win in rainy Rooster Park

Bray People - - SPORT -

RATH­NEW AVOCA

half with Rath­new hav­ing the ma­jor­ity of the pos­ses­sion with Nigel Dar­ragh adding a point from the start.

Then came that man again, the preda­tor Jem Hunter, with a point and al­most straight away was through again and was took down by full-back Mikey Fahy who will not want to see that man for a while again. The ref had a quick chat with Mikey and showed him the black card. Hunter con­verted the free.

The game was start­ing to slip away from Avoca but Martin Kenny had other ideas and was putting in a good shift at the other end of the field and tagged on two more scores for him­self but the come­back was shorted lived went Keith Doyle rat­tled the onion sack for the Vil­lage boys.

You could say game over, but wing back Chris Arthur made a se­ri­ous amount of runs up his side of the field and at times their were lin­ing up to stop him but he would drop the shoul­der and sell them the side step and away with him again.

Nigel Dar­ragh said enough was enough and they ex­changed pleas­antries which re­sulted in two yel­low cards, both sides started to empty their benches as steam started to arise from some play­ers, with the Avoca men’s backs to the wall and never say die at­ti­tude they still fought back well but tem­pers flared a small bit and a few cards were shown and Eric Doyle got showed his sec­ond yel­low and headed to the line but the game was as good as over at this stage, Hunter tagged on an­other two points and Bryan Mur­phy got one to fin­ish the game on 1–11 to Rathew and 0-06 to Avoca.

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