ST VINCENT'S chalked up their third successive win in Division 4 at home to a very poor Moynalty outfit
The visitors only managed a single score for the hour and that came from the penalty spot at the three quarter-way stage.
Tommy Field notched five opening half points and the Ardcath men had a comfortable seven-point lead at half-time.
The game was over as a contest five minutes after the restart when Ronan Sheridan poked the ball to the Moynalty net. ST VINCENT'S: C Tallon; N Tallon, D Tallon 0-1, D Hand; C Hand, S Creed, K Sheridan; T Kearns 0-1, M Carberry; B Tallon 0-1, M Fox, P Arnold; R Sheridan 1-0, T Field 0-5, S Travers. Subs: K Lynch for Arnold, E Reilly for C Hand, M Byrne 1-1 for T Field, A Kearns for D Hand, E Murphy for Travers.
SLANE bounced back from their disappointing performance of the previous week to gain a well deserved victory over Dunsany.
John Clarke registered their first score and Alan Harding then latched onto a through ball before finishing expertly to the net.
However Dunsany improved after that and despite having a player sent off they scored a goal and three points without reply to lead 1-3 to 1-1 at half-time. Slane lost Willie Clarke to injury after the full back collided with a goalpost towards the end of the half.
The home side began the second half in similar fashion to the first, and excellent scores from Harding (two) and Stephen Goodwin gave the Boynesiders a one point lead before Dunsany hit back with an equaliser. But Slane produced the stronger finish with a point from John Clarke and two more from Harding. SLANE: G Smith; G Carolan, W Clarke, D Gough 0-1; S Harding, S Gough, E Feeley; D Carolan, D Mongey; K Reilly, L Naughton, G Kealy; J Clarke 0-2, A Harding 1-4, S Goodwin 0-2. Subs: J Reilly for W Clarke, A Melia for Naughton.
ST MARY'S KILBRIDE
A HIGH-SCORING encounter saw St Mary's hold off the strong challenge of Kilbride at Donore.
A goal from James Lynch on 51 minutes proved to be the score that put the issue beyond doubt. Cormac Drew netted a penalty in the opening half and that score helped the east Meath outfit to a 1-6 to 1-4 interval lead.
Third quarter points from Eoin and Marc Morrison increased the lead and Lynch's goal eventually left seven between the teams. ST MARY'S: D O' Brien; P Scanlon, N Craven, D Smith; C Lenehan, B Smith, E Madden; J Lynch 1-0, S Bishop 0-2; L Madden, R Callaghan 0-3, J English 0-1; M Morrison 0-1, E Morrison (0-2), C. Drew (1-3). Sub: B. Lawless for B. Smith.
THE long journey to Clonard proved worthwhile for Curraha as they maintained their 100% record in Division 4.
The sides were level, 0-4 each, at the break, but the visitors produced better form in the second half. Simon Mcdermott latched on to a short kickout for his side's first goal and the second was scored b Ian Mcmanus. The ex Newtown Blues star notched 1-3 in that second half. CURRAHA: L Hogan; M Jackson, C Mccann, PJ Mcmahon; G Dowling, S Prendeville, G Coyle; P Dowling, N Shortall 0-4; D Dunne 0-4, L Keogh, S Mcdermott 1-0; D Coyle 0-1, I Mcmanus 1-3, A Carroll. Subs: D Battersby for Carroll, B Doyle for Mcmahon.
DRUMCONRATH ST BRIGID'S
LEIGHTON Irwin scored the entire tally as Drumconrath continued their fine start to the season.
The full forward struck for the crucial goal at the three quarterway mark and at this stage St Brigid's had been reduced to 14.
The fare produced in the second half was much better than that of the opening period, at the end of which Drums led 0-4 to 02. Irwin notched two points from play in the third quarter before finding the net. St Brigid's cut the deficit in half, but Drums were always in control despite kicking 12 wides for the hour. DRUMCONRATH: Sean Kane; Oran Finnegan, John Mcdermott, Brian Hanratty; Jamie Myles, Peter Tighe, Aidan Tighe; Stephan Crosby, Peter Mcevoy; Sean Mcmahon, Christy Tighe, Damien Glass; Derek Duff, Leighton Irwin 1-8, Brendan Lyons. Subs Gavin Finnegan for Mcevoy, Patrick Dunne for A Tighe, John Clarke for Glass, Eoin Martin for Mcmahon.