Ti­na­hely go score crazy

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - LIAM O’LOUGH­LIN at Ti­na­hely

LAST week, in their home game against An Tochar, Ti­na­hely strug­gled to score at all in the first half.

This week they played host to Kil­te­gan in their fi­nal Ju­nior ‘B’ foot­ball cham­pi­onship group game and they had no scor­ing prob­lem in the first pe­riod as they ac­cu­mu­lated an ex­tra­or­di­nary 6-8 to 0-0 against the side against the Car­low bor­der men.

David Blake, the Ti­na­hely full-for­ward, had a great first half dur­ing which he could do no wrong and he reached the half­way mark with a per­sonal tally of 2-3 to his credit. He com­pleted his hat-trick of goals in the early min­utes of the sec­ond half when he guided a flicked on pass from David Dil­lon past the un­for­tu­nate Ciaran O’Toole be­tween the posts.

O’Toole must have felt the whole world was his en­emy as the Ti­na­hely at­tack shot for goals when­ever the op­por­tu­nity pre­sented.

He even made a great save from a Padraig Murphy penalty shot only to see David Blake plant the re­bound in the net.

Ti­na­hely set the tone straight from the be­gin­ning and with Fionn Fur­long and Niall Gor­man es­tab­lish­ing a firm mid­field grip the flow of play was only one way. The half-backs Jamie Cullen, Ray­mond McG­lynn and Colm Kenny were in con­stant sup­port.

With David Dil­lon at cen­tre for­ward link­ing up and pulling the strings, the scores be­gan to flow. Kil­te­gan bat­tled hard in the early stages but to lit­tle avail as they were over­whelmed on the night.

Padraig Far­rell and Gavin Keogh did what they could to keep the ship afloat. The half-time score stood at 6-8 to 0-0.

The sec­ond half tempo dropped off con­sid­er­ably as the Ti­na­hely goal fest dried up, but they went on to score 1-7.

They brought on all their subs at half-time and early in the sec­ond half. Jamie Daly and John O’Con­nor scored the two Kil­te­gan points, but this was not Kil­te­gan’s night. To their credit they kept on play­ing the whole way be­fore ref­eree Stephan Fa­gan brought pro­ceed­ings to an end.

Scor­ers - Ti­na­hely: David Blake 3-4, Padraig Murphy 0-5, Conor Kenny 1-1, Niall Gor man 1-0, David Dil­lon 1-0, An­thony Phe­lan 0-2.Brian Hickey 0-1. Kil­te­gan: Jamie Daly and John O’Con­nor 0-1 each.

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