In a season that Mooncoin boast the meanest defence in the WJL, the pressure was on today to continue our strong defensive displays. A 19 man squad took to Ashgrove in an attempt to open up a gap at the top of the table. De La Salle started the first 10 minutes on top but without threatening the Mooncoin defence. On the quarter of an hour mark it was 1-0 to the home side, Savauge put a ball into the box, Kipper O’Brien placed an unchallenged header into the corner of the net. Shortly after it was 2-0 Synnott placed it across the box to R. Walsh, his shot was parried away and Kavanagh placed it into the net on the rebound. We were in command thereafter and on 40 minutes a mix up at the back left Wally Walsh clear in on goal who tapped into an empty net.
The second half seen chances rued in abundance from Mooncoin. For long periods of the game our passing was nice to watch and with the introduction of Ryan, Sweeney and O’Keeffe, all made positive impacts and the scoreline could of been a lot more. On 70 minutes Sweeney put a great ball into Kavanagh, his header hit the cross bar and Synnott finished off the move. Impressive 3pts picked up today which moves us 4pts clear at the top.
TEAM:Tebay, McGrath, Savauge, Kelly, C. O’Hanlon, Doyle, R. Walsh, O’Brien, Synnott, K. Walsh, Kavanagh. SUBS: Sweeney, O’Keeffe, Ryan, J. O’Hanlon, Dalton, Moore, É. Walsh. Next fixture away to Bohemians next Saturday night @ 7:00pm.