DROGHEDA Town Eagles continued their unbeaten start to the season with a well deserved win over local rivals Drogheda Boys in this Under-11 Premier clash played last Saturday.
The home side started the better, with early chances falling to Joe Comiskey and Ryan Connolly. They continued to press forward and were rewarded after a fine corner delivery from Alan Bowden found Connolly at the back post, where he hammered home from close range.
The visitors were finding it hard to get into their usual rhythm and found themselves 2-0 down within minutes as Bowden's drive from distance squeezed under the unlucky Boys keeper.
Adam Kelly shone in midfield, working tirelessly along with Bowden and Connolly, while up front Gareth Namayo was dragging the visiting defenders all over the pitch, and that allowed space and time for Alex Blakeman Fowler to fire home from the edge of the box for 3-0.
Just before half-time Drogheda Boys had the chance to pull at least one back, but found no way past Sean Flanagan who made two fine saves to keep the visitors out.
In the second period the early clearances fell to Town's Sean McQuail and Keith Floyd, but Drogheda Boys did find the net after an excellent strike low into the corner gave Flanagan no chance.
Eoghan Brennan excelled at the back for the Eagles throughout. He was comfortable on the ball and worked the space available to him, coming into midfield and driving his team forward. Two super dead-ball efforts almost rewarded him with a deserved goal.
After a workmanlike performance in the first half, Conor McGuirk and Daniel Kirwan kept the engine room ticking over in the latter stages, both showing excellent confidence and skill by taking on their defenders and making chances for their teammates.
Top their credit Drogheda Boys continued to push forward right to the very end and Flanagan was again called into action, saving well to prevent a nervy finish.