Tower’s ease past Joseph’s OCB task

by Gazette Reporter

FOLLOWING on from a midweek walkover from Scoil Ui Chonaill, Round Tower’s junior hurlers made the early morning trip to Fairview on Sunday looking to keep their perfect run going in AHL9.
Due to a lack of opposition numbers, the tie was once again reduced to 13-a-side but Tower’s showed little mercy for their hosts’ plight and raced to a 19-point victory.
The first half was very much stop and go with numerous breaks in play for one thing and another. An opportunist goal from Chris Kavanagh helped Tower’s to a 1-7 to 0-1 half time lead.
With a penalty going inches over the crossbar and another shot hitting the crossbar, Kavanagh was unlucky not to have a first half hat trick.
Despite playing against the wind in the second half, Tower’s took the game to OCB with a number of early points to stretch the lead.
Following a red card for the hosts, there was never any danger of a big fight back. Goals from Philly Caroll and a fine solo effort from Conor Hart saw Tower’s run out easy winners.
Martin Doyle, Niall Corless and Matthew McLaughlin kept the scoreboard ticking over throughout with some good points. The defence performed well and kept another clean sheet despite an injury suffered by Fergal Power.
Despite the win, the side found the tie a frustrating performance as they struggled for real fluidity due to the pitch and the stop start nature of the game.
They now build up to a series of games against other top teams in the league in August as well as the championship as they bid to nail down silverware to go with their hugely impressive start to the campaign.
Tower’s sit on nine wins from nine outings in the league thus far, four points clear of the chasing St Sylvester’s.
Next on the schedule is St Pat’s, Donabate before they meet Syl’s on August 30.

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