Ash­ford see off Carnew

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT - MICK HAGAN

ROUND 2 of the Philip Doyle Ju­nior ‘B’ Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship saw Carnew Emmets make the long trip to Ash­ford in the hope of col­lect­ing their first points of the cam­paign hav­ing suf­fered de­feat to Avoca last time out while Ash­ford were beaten by a strong Bray Emmets side in the open­ing round.

In the end it was Ash­ford who came out top by an im­pres­sive nine-point tally to keep their cham­pi­onship am­bi­tions alive and well with the Carnew men fac­ing the long jour­ney home with another de­feat hanging over them.

Brian Shan­non split the posts for the opener af­ter a sloppy start from both sides and the cen­tre for­ward fol­lowed that up with his sec­ond to give the home side a 0-2 to 0-0 lead at the end of the first quar­ter.

A typ­i­cal Carnew rally saw the men in blue and gold up the tempo and they took con­trol for the rest of the half as they went on to add six points with­out re­ply.

Cen­tre for­ward Michael Os­borne was in fine form and he col­lected a per­fect pass from Stephen Mur­phy to slot over Carnew’s open­ing point.

The south Wick­low side con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate with Os­borne tor­ment­ing the Ash­ford de­fence and he added the next three scores (one free) while Gary Do­ran com­pleted the first half scor­ing with a fine ef­fort from play to leave the vis­i­tors lead­ing by 0-6 to 0-2.

The open­ing min­utes of the sec­ond half saw the play flow from end to end and not for the first time in the game both sides squan­dered scor­ing chances.

Wing back Ruad­han Fallon

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