Deadly duo fire Emmets to vic­tory

Mid Louth Independent - - SPORT -

KILKERLEY Emmets picked up their first win of the cam­paign when they sur­vived a late rally from the Joes at home on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The Joes were on the score­board in the first minute when Alan Quigley and he added two more with Peter Bren­nan kick­ing one to give his side a four-point lead af­ter eight min­utes.

Tadgh McEneaney was on tar­get with two pointed frees for the hotst be­fore a su­perb left footed strike from Thomas Smyth had the Joes ahead by three on 18 min­utes. The Kilkerley inside for­ward line con­tin­ued to threaten, and scores from Shane Len­non and McEneaney had the gap down to 0-5 to 0-4 at half time.

Tadgh McEneaney had the sides level within two min­utes of the restart be­fore an al­ter­ca­tion be­tween two play­ers saw Kilkerley lose Ro­nan Mul­hol­land to a red card and the Joes lost Jack Mul­li­gan to a black card.

Alan Quigley re­stored the Joes lead from a 20m free and de­spite the num­bers dis­ad­van­tage is was Kilkerley who took con­trol with Shane Len­non col­lect­ing a long ball and fir­ing over to draw the sides level.

McEneaney and Len­non then took over and com­bined to put Kilkerley into a 0-13 to 0-7 with just six min­utes toplay.

How­ever, the Joes re­vived their ef­forts with pointed frees from Alan Quigley and Craig Do­herty be­fore Shane Len­non pointed to leave Kilkerley ahead by five with min­utes left­on­the­clock.

How­ever the Joes bat­tled to the end, Alan McKenna threaded his pass to David Kieran who crashed the ball to the Kilkerley net on 61 min­utes but it came too late and the Emmets held out for the vic­tory.

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