Ashford see off Carnew
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