Deadly duo fire Emmets to victory
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.