Roslea 2-13 St.Patrick’s 0-04

Roslea clinched their first win of the campaign as they finished up emphatic victors over 12-man St. Pat’s on Friday night.

And they will be aiming to build on that this week when they take on Devenish in a crunch clash at the bottom of the table with the Shamrocks sitting a point behind the Garrison outfit.

Roslea assstant manager Macartan McKenna knows the importance of this week’s encounter.

“It was good to get up and running and get the monkey off the back with that first win and the attitude and application, as always, was good.

“We have another big one though this week against Devenish and we have to be targeting another win from that one,” he said.

Roslea bossed matters from the outset as Shane Lynch, Seamus Quigley and Niall Beggan knocked over scores to help them into a 0-04 to 0-01 advantage.

And this was followed by the first goal of the game as Lynch got on the end of Sean Quigley delivery before slotting to the net.

Bad to worse

It went from bad to worse for the Donegh side when they had Brian McDermott red carded midway through the first half and from this Roslea pushed on to take a firm control as they led 2-07 to 0-03 at the interval.

Seamus Quigley bagged their second goal, sidestepping the keeper and tucking home while he and Niall Cosgrove also landed points.

Joe Cadden, Paul Og O’Reilly and Cameron McBrien notched the St. Pat’s points but they were left with a mountain to climb in the second half.

And the Shamrocks further pushed on in the second half as Seamus Qugley, Micheal Flanagan and Sean Quigley tagged on points.

St. Pat’s were to finish the game with 12 players as John Paul O’Reilly and Eoghan Curran were dismissed while their only score in the second half came from McBrien.

St. Pat’s manager Paul Hasson says their focus is now on their final three games as they look to get enough points on the board to retain their top flight status.

“Roslea deserved the victory as they were the better team throughout and with the numerical advantage from early on, which we added to in second half, they were able to keep us at arms length.

“We now have the final three games to aim for and get the points we need and that’s what we are focusing on over these next few weeks,” he commented.