Town looking like favourites

Published 15/10/2013 | 05:42

ENNISCORTHY TOWN are fast becoming favourites for the title as the leaders completely dominated this 90 minutes to take all three points from a disjointed Bridge Rovers outfit in this Wexford Football League Divison 4A game in Castlebridge on Sunday morning last.

ENNISCORTHY TOWN are fast becoming favourites for the title as the leaders completely dominated this 90 minutes to take all three points from a disjointed Bridge Rovers outfit in this Wexford Football League Divison 4A game in Castlebridge on Sunday morning last.

Before the start one expected a reaction from the home side who are struggling for points, but this failed to materialise as the visitors struck for two goals inside the opening 20 minutes. They played all the attacking football, and such was their control of this game that it's no surprise that they are the outright league leaders at this stage of the season.

When Bridge Rovers tried to get back into the game on the resumption, they showed a lack of finishing in front of goal as they missed out on two clearcut chances to bring them back into the game.

But from the moment they were hit for those two early goals it was always going to be a struggle and that is how it turned out.

Enniscorthy Town opened with a series of attacks as Paul Atkinson and Peter Murphy both tested home 'keeper Brian Tobin. Although the home side built some promising attacks, they were unable to provide the final pass so there was no disputing when the Town side took a 13th-minute lead.

The build-up out of midfield was quick with an accurate inter-change of passes setting up Paul Atkinson who kept his composure in front of goal to shoot low into the bottom right-hand corner of Tobin's goal. The manner in which the first goal was set up followed for the second.

Afterwhat was an exceptional move built from deep in defence, the final pass picked out Danny O'Brien who coolly slotted a left-footed shot high into the corner of the net after 20 minutes, and with the home side failing to create a worthwhile first-half chance it was no surprise to see the visitors go in with a 2-0 interval lead.

Bridge Rovers made attempts to haul themselves back into the game on the resumption, with Brian Sheridan pulling a great chance the wrong side of the post inside six minutes of the re-start. But it was the Town boys who made full sure of the three points in the 60th minute. After Shaun McCann had been brought down, Pat O'Brien calmly slotted home the resulting penalty, making it 3-0.

As the half wore on there was to be no reprieve for the home side although Brian Sheridan should have pulled a goal back, but from ten metres out in front of goal, he saw his shot go inches wide. From there to the finish Town controlled matters, picking up three valuable points in the process.

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