Sunday, April 18, 2010

Railway retain division one status

Men's Division One/Two Promotion-relegation playoff
Railway Union 5 (Eoin McArthur 2, Peter English, Mark English, Kenny Carroll) Avoca 1 (Enda Gallanagh)
Railway held their nerve to recover from a goal deficit to give their young charges another year to develop in division one level while Avoca will have to see what any potential re-working of the league system holds, whether it be another year in the current division two or otherwise.

Enda Gallanagh gave the Blackrock side the lead with a fairly timid effort, getting a touch to an Ezra Handelman ball into the circle which deceived Stephen O'Keeffe. Railway had been on top up that point with Avoca offering sporadic breakaways but the Park Avenue hosts were held at bay until the 28th minute when Mark English got his side back on terms.

And brother Peter added a drag-flick just before the break to ease the division one side's nerves. A hotly-disputed Kenny Carroll goal fully broke the Avoca resolve - the arguments suggesting the Leinster defender's reverse-stick effort, following a corner rebound, was outside the circle. In truth, it looked more like a pass but had enough direction to deceive Greg Keeley.

Eoin McArthur added two second half goals in a quickfire spell and, while Avoca notched up several corners and saw Stephen Brownlow's stroke denied by O'Keeffe, Railway were always in control.

1 comment:

fairplay for hockey said...

congrats lads great win, the only way is up