THOMAS ASHE 0-5 ROUND TOWER 1-4.
Match report courtesy of Gerry Banks
Towers continued their good start to 2012 with a hard fought win over Thomas Ashe played in Garristown last Sunday morning. This was a close encounter throughout with the result in doubt right up to the final whistAn early Gavin Quinn point settled Towers and a brace from frees from Stephen Bracken put them further ahead. Towers were dealt a blow early on when Seán Curran had to retire injured but Darren Gilligan proved an able replacement. The home side looked dangerous on the attack but superb defending restricted their forwards to long range shots which were capably dealt with by Seán Ryan. With the score at 0-3 to 0-2 Conor O’Shea collected a 45 from Conor Fleming and drove a low shot to the corner of the net to leave the score at half time 1-3 to 0-2. The second half was an even tighter affair with Towers managing only a solitary point, an excellent one from the boot of Stephen Bracken out on the right wing. It was a morale boosting score as Thomas Ashe were beginning to dominate play. Tremendous defending by all six backs particularly Dylan Phelan, Adam Doyle and Declan Martin made sure Thomas Ashe never threatened a goal. Conor Fleming and Kevin McGibney ran tirelessly in midfield and this enabled Towers to keep up their unbeaten start to the season
Seán Ryan, Dylan Phelan, Cianan Ryan, Karl Byrne, Padraig McMemamy, Adam Doyle, Declan Martin, Conor Fleming, Kevin McGibney, Seán Curran, Conor O’Shea (1-0), Gavin Quinn(0-1), Luke Nolan, Jordan O’Neill, Stephen Bracken(0-3).
Darren Gilligan for Seán Curran, Shane Scappaticci for Jordan O’Neill