Westerns hit the high notes in Tones victory
WESTERNS continued their good run of form when they scored their fourth win of the league campaign at home to Wolfe Tones on Friday night.
A revitalised Westerns were straight out of the traps and opened the scoring just two minutes into the game through Aidan McGarrell. He then followed it with another fine point over the bar and the Westerns continued with a fine goal from Andrew Kerr.
Tommy Durnin rounded off the Westerns pressure with a free kick before Wolfe Tones rallied with three unanswered points. However, the Reaghstown men finished the half on top and went in leading by 1-6 to 0-3.
The Westerns put the issue beyond doubt in the third quarter when both Aidan McGarrell and Seamus Peppard hit the net.
The Tones hit back in the closing stages with four points but the game was beyond them at that stage.
WESTERNS: Jonathan Brennan; Mick Martin, James Ward, Andrew Murray; Sean McGuinness, Stephen Boylan, Colin Martin; Trevor Baylon, Tommy Durnin 0-6; Seamus Peppard 1-0, Ciaran Scriven, John Murray; Brian Martin 0-1, Aidan McGarrell 1-4, Andrew Kerr 1-2. Subs: N Moynagh for J Murray, C Campbell for S Peppard, C Kerr for A Kerr, S Peppard for C Scriven, A Kerr for C Martin.
WOLFE TONES: Johnny Lynch; Frank Quinn, Robbie Daly, Gordon Owens; Barry McKenna, Patrick McKernon, Neil Mallon; Keith Farrell, Patrick Fanning; Gideon Lugoye 0-5, Ciaran Ward 0-1, Alan Fanning; Gary Martin, Darren Rice 0-1, Jason Rankin. Subs: Stephen McMahon for J Rankin, Sean Rafferty for G Owens.