Five-star Dreadnots ease their drop fears against relegated Plunketts
DREADNOTS made sure of their Division 1 survival thanks to a comfortable win over the already relegated Oliver Plunketts.
The Clogherhead side wasted no time in putting the issue beyond doubt as goals in the opening three minutes from Anthony Williams and Pepe Smith had them well in control.
Before the break they added two more goals from Smith and Conor Campbell to take a commanding 4-8 to no score lead into half time.
The Plunketts competed better in the second and managed to tag on four points but Richard Kirwan added a fifth goal to complete the victory and seal a disappointing season for the Mell side.
DREADNOTS: Ciaran Cunningham; Luke Judge, Dermot Campbell, Brian Gargan; Anthony Williams 1-1, Padraig Rath, David O'Brien; Liam Shevlin 0-2, James Califf 0-3; Barry Faulkner 0-1, Cian McEvoy 0-1, Pat Lynch; Conor Campbell 1-0, Richard Kirwan 1-3, Pepe Smith 2-2. Subs: Conor Muprhy for D O'Brien, Ronan Califf 0-1 for C Campbell, Anthony Lynch for B Faulkner, Dylan Kirwan for B Gargan, Cathal Lynch for P Lynch.
OLIVER PLUNKETTS: Nathan Murray; Cillian Matthews, Darragh Matthews, Aonghus O hEochaidh; Andy Hickey, Brian Fitzpatrick 0-1, Mickey McDonald; Sean Brassil, Robbie Brodigan 0-1; Josh Cormican, Tadgh O'Brien, Frank Taaffe 0-2; John Moroney, Colly Hanlon, Andy Ward. Sub: Fiachra Doherty for J Moroney.