Lisnaskea Rovers 0 Enniskillen Town 3

Enniskillen Town are into the semi final of the Coffey Cup thanks to victory over Lisnaskea Rovers.

Three second half goals, two from Frank Wallace and one from Thomas Owens, broke Rovers’ resistance and earned them a place in the last four of the pre-season tournament.

“It was a good workout for us,” said Town manager Rory Judge. “’Skea provided a stiff enough challenge, and I was impressed by them. They put in a great defensive effort in the first half, and we had to change it up.

“They made us work really hard for it. They didn’t really challenge our keeper too much, but as the game went on they did come into it a bit more as an attacking threat. We had a strong enough team out and we were happy with how it went.”

After a closely contested first half which was light on goal scoring opportunities, the match came to life in the second half.

Ten minutes in Conall Quinn ran onto a ball over the top of the Rovers’ defence, collecting it out wide and lofting a cross that Frank Wallace got on the end of, heading in from close range.

Midway through the half they doubled their lead when Thomas Owens pounced on a cross from the right, stabbing past the keeper from inside the six yard box. The victory was completed when Frank Wallace added his second, producing the best goal of the game when he cut inside the defender and rifled a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

The win was the latest step in a pre-season campaign that has pleased Judge. “It’s been a long time since competitive football has been about, but we are sitting alright,” he reflected.

“We haven’t lost anyone and we have gained a keeper, and we have had a couple of younger guys who have really stepped up in preseason and given us plenty to think about. I think they are going to add something to the squad.”