Ederney 0-14 Roslea 1-06

League leaders Ederney maintained their push at the top of Division One with a comfortable victory over Roslea on Sunday.

Five points separated the sides at the finish and that gap would have been greater only for a late flourish from Roslea that included a Sean Quigley converted penalty.

Ederney manager Mickey Cassidy was pleased with the win but he still feels that his side are not yet firing on all cylinders and that there is more to come from the St Joseph’s outfit.

“We would be happy enough with things and it is good to be putting up the points but we are still not setting the world alight and there are plenty of things for us to work on and improve on,” he said.

The win keeps Ederney two points clear at the top but Cassidy believes that there is still work to do to secure a top four spot.

“It put another two points between us and Roslea but they have a game in hand and it is all still to play for as it is very tight this year, if you look at the table there is only three points between third and eighth and teams are only going to improve now that they are getting their players back,” he said.

Roslea boss Peter McGinnity accepted that his side had a bad day at the office with injuries proving problematic at present for the Shamrocks.

“We were well beaten, Ederney deserved their win and probably were as comfortable as the score suggested. We will just have to put it down as a bad day at the office and just keep working hard until we can get boys back who can make an impact.

“It has meant though that boys who might not normally play have been getting chances and that is a positive for us,” he added.

Ederney had suffered a blow midway through the first half when they lost Enda Cassidy to a straight red card but they made light of this to go in at half time with a 0-08 to 0-01 advantage.

Paul McCusker, Mark McCauley, Jacob Britton and Aaron Dennison all registered points for Ederney while they also missed a couple of good goal opportunities in the opening 30 minutes.

Sean Quigley accounted for Roslea’s sole point of the half although he also missed a couple of other chances from frees as the home side went in with a seven point advantage.

And the second half continued in the same vein with McCauley and McCusker among the points for the home side as they built up a 0-13 to 0-03 lead.

Roslea did have points from Peter Lynch and Niall Cosgrove before a late Quigley penalty put a bit of a gloss on the scoreline for them but it was Ederney who deservedly picked up the points.

Cassidy will be hoping that his side can continue their push at the top of the table when they take on bottom placed St Pat’s in Donagh on Friday night while Roslea will be aiming to bounce back when they host second placed Enniskillen on the same night.