Carnew beat Mag­pies at the Back Al­ley

Im­pres­sive per­for­mance as they see off the Mag­pies

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - GAVIN FORDE at the Back Al­ley

CARNEW AFC were in fine form last Sun­day af­ter­noon with a thump­ing 4-1 vic­tory over Andy McEvoy Pre­mier Di­vi­sion 1 league ri­vals New­town United.

Carnew got off to the per­fect start in the fifth minute when Cil­lian Gil­li­gan found the back of the net after a cor­ner wasn’t de­fended prop­erly by the away side and the Mag­pies failed to clear their lines be­fore Gil­li­gan took his chance and found the back of the net to put his side in front.

Things got bet­ter and bet­ter for the hosts 10 min­utes later when Gil­li­gan was fouled inside the penalty area only for ref­eree David Jame­son to point to the spot.

James Be­han stepped up and slot­ted the ball to the keeper’s left and put his side two goals ahead with only 15 min­utes played in the first half.

The per­fect start for the home side.

Things started to get phys­i­cal as the first half rolled on, some heavy chal­lenges from both sides re­sulted in yel­low cards be­ing shown to nu­mer­ous play­ers.

New­town’s Dil­lon Carthy looked like he was going to grab a goal back in the 31st minute, the striker had made a great run in be­hind the Carnew de­fence but was tack­led at the last sec­ond by Dan Nolan, great track­ing back by the Carnew de­fender to keep his side two goals in front at the end of the first half.

New­town were dealt a huge blow early in the sec­ond half when their in-form striker Dil­lon Carthy suf­fered a knee in­jury and had to be taken off.

After Carthy’s in­jury, Ryan Cahill was quickly in­tro­duced to try and grab a goal back for the trav­el­ling side. Cahill looked lively from the minute he was sub­sti­tuted on, the pacey striker was caus­ing prob­lems for the Carnew de­fence by mak­ing runs in be­hind the cen­tre back pair­ing of Dan Nolan and Justin House.

Cahill got an as­sist on the 73rd minute after he again made a great run on the edge of the box be­fore squar­ing the ball across the goal to Dessie Wa­ters who smashed the ball into the back of the net.

New­town had got a life­line with un­der 20 min­utes re­main­ing.

Cil­lian Gil­li­gan’s pace proved to be the mon­u­men­tal in Carnew’s third goal.

In the 75th minute, Gil­li­gan had made a great run down the right wing and re­ceived the ball from a kick out from Sean Kin­sella. Gil­li­gan beat the New­town de­fence with his light­ing pace be­fore squar­ing the ball to Adam Doyle who couldn’t miss.

Gil­li­gan got his de­served sec­ond goal of the game with 10 min­utes to play be­fore the fi­nal whis­tle.

New­town’s Ross Davis was in pos­ses­sion of the ball on the edge of the penalty area and looked to be tripped by a Carnew de­fender, the ball was cleared from dan­ger and fell to Cil­lian Gil­li­gan who wrapped up the fourth goal of the game with a 4-1 lead and no way back for New­town United.

A great per­for­mance from Carnew against a re­ally good New­town out­fit.

It was a day to forget for United who just couldn’t seem to get going and play their own game, the worry now for New­town is how se­vere that knee in­jury was to their tal­is­man Dil­lon Carthy who they will def­i­nitely be re­ly­ing on through­out the rest of the sea­son. CARNEW AFC: 1. Sean Kin­sella, 2. Robert Yowns, 3. Mick Rock, 4. Dan Nolan,

5. Justin House, 6. PJ O’Ke­effe, 7. Con­all McCrea, 8. James Be­han, 9. Will O’Neill, 10. Adam Doyle, 11. Cil­lian Gil­li­gan. Subs: Gra­ham Byrne for Con­all Mc Crea (65min), Adam Barnes for Robert Yowns (80min).

NEW­TOWN UNITED: 1. Irah Red­mond, 2. Glen Carthy, 3. Neil Martin, 4. PJ Dowl­ing, 5. Ross Davis, 6. Evan Mo­ran, 7. Dessie Wa­ters, 8. Lor­can Kenna, 9. Martin Wil­liams, 10. Dil­lion Carthy, 11. Stu­art Pin­nott. Subs: Ryan Cahil for Lor­can Kenna (45min), Oisin Greenan for Dil­lion Carthy (50min), Dean Taylor for Dessie Wa­ters (80min). REF­EREE: David Jame­son.

Carnew AFC, who beat New­town United in their Andy McEvoy Pre­mier 1 match on Sun­day.

New­town United, who lost out to Carnew on Sun­day.

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