In-form Rovers are in the hunt
HUNTERSTOWN Rovers made it two wins from two when they defeated Oliver Plunketts by eight points in Division 2 on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts were the better team throughout this contest but it wasn’t until Conor Matthews fired in the only goal of the game three minutes from time that they really shook off the Plunketts challenge.
Glen Matthews got Hunterstown off the mark on five minutes with a point, while Ryan Burns chipped in with three points and Ryan Ward a further two as their side built up a 0-7 to 0-4 advantage at the break.
The second period began with early points from Alan Landy (2) and Burns as Rovers stretched their advantage and they looked to be on course for a comfortable win at that stage. However, with Trevor Walsh and Cian Brady in scoring form for the Plunketts they refused to give up the fight.
Entering the closing stages the Drogheda men needed a goal if they were to get something from the game but it was Hunterstown who scored the only goal of the contest through Matthews to seal the victory.