Hat-tricks for Beckett and Wallace
Enniskillen Town's Stephen Chambers drives his side forward against Monaghan Town in the Coffey Cup on Monday evening.
It was a case of men vs boys in the Coffey Cup opener as Enniskillen Town hammered Monaghan Town 6-0 on Tuesday at Cstle Park's new 4G pitch.
With wet conditions it was Enniskillen who started brightest. Frank Wallace did well to trouble the Monaghan defence from early on with a great run down the left flank. The games first major chance fell to Matt McAuley who narrowly headed the ball over the cross bar. Enniskillen dominated the opening minutes as Monaghan's Jim Murphy and Conor Callen did well to keep a lively Enniskillen attack at bay.
Monaghan fought well as Mark Smyth was unlucky to find his goal chance cut short by the side line officials offside flag. Enniskillen however used their superior passing ability to cut through the Monaghan defence. Frank Wallace gave a brilliant pass to pick out Gary Beckett who tucked the ball away to give Enniskillen the lead. From there Enniskillen never looked back, their greater share of possession saw Gary Beckett double his sides lead with another well taken goal. Monaghan's best chance of the half fell to Darren Smyth who again was unlucky to score just before the half.
Gary Beckett became the hat-trick hero as he scored his third with a sublime chip at the start of the second half which left Alan Ballintine in goals no chance. Frank Wallace soon made it 4-0 as he brilliantly rounded Ballintine to tuck away his sides fourth goal. Enniskillen were well and truly in the driving seat with Paul Crane and Matt McAuley controlling the midfield. It wasn't long before a good ball from Stephen Chambers found Wallace who blasted away goal number five for Enniskillen.
Monaghan's Paul Kelly and Charlie McDonald played well up front however, they did little to trouble Pat Cadden in the Enniskillen's goal. Frank Wallace rounded off a brilliant individual performance with a smartly taken third goal to finish the game 6-0 to Enniskillen.
Enniskillen winger Frank Wallace put in a man of the match performance as Enniskillen now progress to the next round of the Coffey Cup after a decisive victory.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 26 Jul 12