Mellifont blow Roche away in first-half blitz
Mellifont Rovers 5-18 Roche Emmets 1-5
THIS game was over as a contest before half-time as Mellifont Rovers, who elected to play with the stiff breeze, notched up 2-9 before the north Louth side opened their account on 20 minutes.
Two further goals and six points left the Mid Louth outfit out of sight - 4-15 to a single point - at half-time.
On the resumption the Mellifont mentors emptied the bench, but despite Roche edging the second half they were still 25 points adrift at the final whistle.
Mellifont Rovers: Mark Lenehan, Sean Clarke, John Matthews, Jack Dunne, Jamie Grimes, Alan Caraher, Brendan Leacy, Tommy Molloy 0-1, James Caraher 2-2, Alex Marrinan, Aaron O'Brien 1-9, Ben Watters 0-3, Keelan Evans 1-2, Jack Roddy 0-1, Nathan Murphy, Andrew Lee, Aaron McCabe, Craig Corrigan 1-0, Cillian Hickey, Dean Conlon, Shane DeCourcey, Ryan Ward, Patrick Taaffe, Jason McKeown, Patrick Birch, Eoin Sullivan.
St Kevin's 5-14
Roche Emmets 3-13
ST KEVIN'S earned another two points to help them stay in third place in Division 2 following this high-scoring clash against Roche at Páirc Chaoimhin Naofa.
Although Roche got the perfect start with an early goal and point the Kevin's lads got themselves right back into the game with the help of 2-4 from Cian Callan and good support play from the other forwards. St Kevin's led at half-time on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-6, despite a good spell coming up to the break from Roche.
St Kevin's started the second half the stronger and with the help of goals from Cian Callan, Lee Crosbie and Declan Taaffe and also some fine defending from Aaron Khan, Enda McKenna and Thomas Gregory they managed to stay ahead of a determined Roche side.
Roche added a couple more points towards the end, but a great goal-line save by Darren McMullen helped the Kevin's lads finish up winning by seven points.
ST KEVIN'S: James Kierans, Thomas Gregory, Aaron Roche; Enda McKenna, Aaron Khan 0-1, Patrick Clarke; Ciaran Lynch 0-1, Conor Callan 0-2; James Meade, Darren McMullan 0-1, Declan Taaffe 1-1; Cian Callan 3-7, Lee Crosbie 1-1.