Enniskillen Town 3 Killen Rangers 1

Enniskillen Town’s positive start to the season continued on Saturday as they made it two wins out of two with a 3-1 win over Killen Rangers at the Lakeland Forum.

Thomas Owens nudged Town ahead early in the contest and his goal separated the sides at the interval before substitute Adam Beckett doubled the home side’s advantage.

Killen did pull a goal back in injury time but Town were not to be denied and the industrious Darren Freeman ensured that they would maintain their 100 percent start to the season as they finished up 3-1 victors.

Town joint manager Rory Judge feels there is more to come from his side in terms of performance.

“I didn’t think we were great in the first half but still should have scored another couple of goals.

“I would have thought that we would kick on in the second half but thought we were more flat than we were in the first and our final ball let us down at times.

“We deserved to win, there’s no doubt about that, but we wouldn’t be scaring too many teams at the minute. We haven’t had a settled team yet though so that will take a few weeks,” he commented.

The home side though did make a bright start to the encounter as they opened the scoring with only seven minutes on the clock.

Christopher Lyons held the ball up well before releasing Brendan Lilley and his cross was tucked away at the back post by Owens.

Owens had a similar chance soon after but had this one saved by the visiting custodian while the home side had a number of other openings that they failed to take capitalise on.

Town never really got going after the break but their substitutes did lift things and it was one of the replacements who doubled the home outfit’s lead.

Again, Lilley was the provider with another ball to the back post that was bundled home by Beckett for 2-0.

Town went close to adding to their advantage as Beckett was denied when one on one with the Killen keeper while Freeman had a well struck 35 yard free kick tipped over the bar.

However, with the contest in injury time Killen pulled a goal back but Town pushed on in the closing moments and they were rewarded with their third as Freeman collected the ball in the left corner and weaved his way across the box before firing to the corner of the net.

The next set of fixtures see Town travel to the Bawnacre on Saturday before a derby clash against Rangers a week later.

Judge expects a stern test against the Wanderers.

“Much like Lisbellaw, Irvinestown is always a tricky game for us but I would hope that we will have enough fire power to get the job done,” he stated.