The Owen Roe’s Reserves started life off in Division 2 as they ended life in Division 3 with a victory. Despite a half time lead the Leckpatrick men would’ve been disappointed with their first 30 minutes work., however a much more assertive second half display yielded the returns.
Oisin Dooher notched the game’s first score before a placed kick from Kildress levelled up. Two well taken Mark Kelly frees put Owen Roe’s back ahead before the same man registered the season’s first goal. Rory Devine and Gerard Mc Shane combined to tee up Kelly who needed the help of the post before the ball hit the net.
The home side pulled a score back from a dead ball but a superb Ronan Parker effort ensured Owen Roe’s remained at arm’s length. The Wolf Tone’s scored two points late on, the second thanks to a good tip over from keeper Sean Mór Devine.
Half Time: Kildress 0-4 Owen Roes 1-4
Kildress got the second half’s opening point before Peter O’Flaherty teed up Mark Kelly to score. Another Kelly free and a Marty O’Neill effort were signs that Owen Roe’s were starting to see out the contest.
A superb point by the hosts suggested a fight back might be on the cards but a trio of scores from sub Paul Devine, Oisin Dooher and Kelly put that notion to bed.
Two scores in a minute kept Kildress in touch but Oran Roddy and Oisin Dooher combined to let Ricky Devine in to first over and late on Niall Mc Aleer sent Dooher scampering away to lace to the net to seal the points for the away side.
Owen Roe’s: Sean Mor Devine, Rory Devine, Conor Doherty, Peter O’Flaherty, Adam Mc Elwee, Davy Harte, Sean McBride, Gerard Mc Shane, Connor Devine, Marty O’Neill (0-1), Oisin Dooher (1-2), Niall Mc Aleer, Art Anderson, Mark Kelly (1-5), Ronan Parker (0-1).
Subs: Paul Devine (0-1) for Art Anderson (36 mins), Ruairi Kelly for McElwee (36 mins), Ricky Devine (0-1) for Gerard McShane, Barry McDaid for Harte (49 mins), Oran Roddy for Marty O’Neill (55 mins), Liam Mc Cay for Mark Kelly (59 mins).