THE scoreline perhaps flattered Maurs a bit but goals win games and that certainly proved the case at St Margarets on Friday night.Trinity Gaels after an indifferent season in Division two had certainly given the Rush men food for thought in the first half with their pace through the middle. But the introduction of Dublin under-21 defender, Luke Fletcher, combined with some timely goals each side of the interval was to prove decisive in the end. With Dublin team-mate, Danny Byrne, suffering an early knock it was decided to move Byrne into full forward with fellow blue, Ciaran Reddin transferred into the middle. And it was the latter who was to net the first goal on 13 minutes when he took a ball of Ronnie McGuire before driving defiantly past the keeper However with Dean Kelly featuring strongly in the middle, Gaels rallied to rattle to register four points without reply through Gavan Trimble, Brenda O Brien, Craig Reilly and Graham Dillon. That was to leave the Gaels up by two points but the final ten minutes was to see Maurs launch two successful raids on the Gaels goal with Conor McGuire grabbing two quick goals. That left Maurs up by 3-2 to 0-9 at the break and then after the two sides had traded a point apiece, Maurs closed the game out. Byrne was on hand to drive home from close after Ciaran Reddin's shot had come back of the crossbar on 36 minutes. There was nothing fortuitous about the next score with Byrne cutting in from the left before delivering a terrific strike past the keeper. And with defender Sam McGuinness coming from the corner back position to register a score, Maurs never looked back as they began to spread the ball about more purpose. Chris Carthy who had a quiet night by his standards slotted over a terrific point from the left after taking a crossfield ball from Ronnie McGuire to move Maurs further ahead. And with the game now over as a contest, Maurs netted their sixth goal through Davy Carrick with four minutes to go.