Tuesday 16 January 2018

Hengst hat-trick boosts Grove

GROVE Rangers kept up their recent good form with an impressive away win against Park Celtic on Sunday.

The Drogheda side took an early lead when top scorer Matthew Hengst ran onto a fine through-ball from Andy Farrell and provided the finish to match.

Rangers kept up the pressure and their dominance paid dividends when Hengst again scored with a fine shot, this time from a good Stephen Gaughran pass.

Park Celtic started to get back into the game and they put some pressure on the Grove defence, but Radek Bihary and Sean O'Connor in particular were in top form. Goalkeeper David Bihary was also kept busy and pulled off a string of fine saves, including a penalty stop.

Then, early in the second half Grove were awarded a free at the edge of the penalty area and Hengst hit a screamer from a clever lay-off by O'Connor to complete a fine hat-trick.

Park Celtic then pushed forward and pulled a goal back to reduce the arrears, but there was no spoiling the day for Grove and loyal Grove servant Brendan Gregory, who had started the move in midfield, ran on finish off the game with a great goal after a mix-up in the opposition defence.

Best for Grove were the Bihary brothers, Hengst, Sean O'Connor, Andy 'Crash' Farrell and Brendan Gregory.

Drogheda Independent

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