Enniskillen Town 4 Strule United 1

eamie Quigley bagged a hat-trick as Enniskillen Town secured a comfortable 4-1 win over Strule United at the Lakeland Forum on Saturday.

Despite dominating play in the first half, all Town had to show for their efforts was Quigley’s goal on the half hour mark.

However, they pushed on after the break as Frank Wallace made it 2-0 before Quigley added another two, sandwiching a Sonny McDonagh header for the visitors, to complete his hat-trick.

“It was a pleasing performance,” said Town boss Rory Judge. “Some of the football we played was very good and a number of the lads played really well. I also felt that defensively we were a lot more solid than we have been. We have been making silly mistakes at the back but we cut that out and that was good to see,” he added.

All focus will now switch to the derby encounter against reigning league champions Enniskillen Rangers this Saturday at the Ball Range and it is one that Judge is looking forward to.

“As far as I would be concerned it is the only derby, I grew up playing in these kind of games against Rangers and it is one that we are looking forward to.

“I think we will see where we are on Saturday. It is a pitch we have got some good results on so hopefully we can get another one this week,” stated Judge.

Town will certainly go into the game in a confident frame of mind on the back of Saturday’s display.

The contest started in difficult conditions but as the hail storm lifted so too did the home side’s performance and with 30 minutes on the clock they swooped for the opening goal of the game.

A good interchange between Sarto Quigley and Stephen Clarke saw Quigley get in behind the defence and he cut the ball back across the face of goal to give Seamie Quigley the simple task of tapping in from close range for 1-0.

The home outfit continued to boss things but the final ball when they got into the last third of the pitch let them down at times as it remained 1-0 at the break.

Town began to go through the gears though early in the second half and they duly doubled their advantage through Wallace in the 65th minute.

He broke down the left hand side before cutting across the face of the box and after a one-two with Adam Breen he found himself one on one with the Strule goalkeeper and calmly passed the ball into the net.

It was soon three as Quigley netted his second of the day, winning a foot race to get to a through ball ahead of the defender and he was able to knock the ball beyond the advancing goalkeeper for 3-0.

Strule did pull a goal back ten minutes from time when Sonny McDonagh got on the end of a Luke McHinn cross to send a looping header to the net.

However, Town were to go on and wrap up the victory as good work again from Wallace saw him pull the ball back for Quigley who slotted home to complete his hat-trick and wrap up a 4-1 win.