A BELOW-STRENGTH Swords Rovers team still had too much in reserve in Sunday's U-16 Premier clash played in St Annes Park.
In what was a scrappy game played on a tight pitch, Rovers opened a 2-0 lead through their right winger Krzxysztof. However, Mid Sutton replied with a penalty before the break and with several of the team battling the flu, Rovers certainly had their hands full for a while. Indeed it took some fine goalkeeping from stand in keeper, Martin Kowalcyzk to keep Rovers in contention before goals from Conor Quinn and Chris Kavanagh finally put the game to bed.
Overall it's been a good start to the season for Paul Dignam's team with Darren Corr a good addition on the right wing after spending a couple of seasons with Home Farm. And having won the A league last season to secure a second successive promotion, Rovers are in line for another good season having played an entertaining 2-2 draw with neighbours Swords Celtic.