Ederney 3-11 Roslea 0-12

Goals were pivotal for Ederney in their win over Roslea on Sunday as two first-half goals put them in control of the contest.

A penalty from Chris Snow was followed by a Paul McCusker goal and Lughaidh Donnelly’s goal in the second half all but ensured the win in the end.

It was a welcomed win for manager Chris Kelly after opening defeats in Division 1 with the three goals being a highlight.

“Pleased to get the win and get off the mark in the league,” he said.

“Also happy to have improved our scoring return as it was something we needed to improve from the first two games.”

Shay Deazley opened the St Joseph’s scoring with Sean Cassidy adding another shortly after. Chris Snow hit 1-02 from dead balls in the opening 30 minutes.

He landed two free kicks and also slotted home from the penalty spot after Deazley was brought down by the Roslea goalkeeper, who was shown a black card in the process.

Ederney took full advantage of the extra man as a second goal followed inside six minutes of the dismissal when a turnover on the 35-metre line saw Paul McCusker bear down on goal and rifle home as he also added two points with one coming from a mark.

Roslea were well in the contest by halftime with Niall Cosgrove and Michael Flanagan both kicking two points each.

Darragh Flanagan and Conor Mulligan also split the posts to leave the score at 2-07 to 0-07 going into the changing rooms.

Lughaidh Donnelly continued the home side’s hot streak in front of goal in the second half when he got on the end of a ball and tapped home into the net.

Two more points from Snow were followed by a point from Cassidy and a long-range score from Pól McKervey while Mulligan converted three frees Shane McAleer and Conor Sherlock also adding but Ederney’s prowess in front of goal was enough for them to hold on comfortably in the end.

The St Joseph’s side play Erne Gaels in Belleek on Friday while Roslea host Belcoo at Shamrock Park as they search for a first league win.