NFC Kesh 5 Irvinestown Wanderers 2.

High scoring Kesh kept their unbeaten start to the season going with a 5-2 victory over Irvinestown. 
Josh Toal opened the scoring, and Nathan Cashel and Mark Jones both netted twice to keep Kesh level with the leaders at the top of the table.
Manager Nicky Noble admits his team are enjoying their start to the campaign. 
“These lads aren’t really used to winning, but it’s a nice habit to get into and the quicker they get used to it the better,” he said. 
“It was a good performance. At the start of the game they were on top and got the goal but we were able to up it and we should have been well out of sight at half time I thought. We missed a lot of chances but we played very well in periods of the game. 
“The boys showed a lot of character going 1-0 down and coming back,” explained the manager who is enjoying a good start to his reign as boss. 
He continued: “Irvinestown are a very good team and they will take points off teams this year, but the work rate of our boys on Saturday was first class. They worked really hard and dominated for long periods. 
“It was a good derby game and a great footballing match from both sides. Irvinestown played their part in it but we just took our chances and I’m happy with what we got out of it.”
Irvinestown manager Rory Cassidy had no complaints with the outcome, but was left to rue the concession of a goal late in the first half. 
“I would have been very happy to be one up at half time but we conceded two minutes before the break and that was a bit of a killer blow for us,” he said. 
“When we came out in the second half we conceded straight away again and that put us on the back foot and we had to chase the game, and got caught a few times and conceded a few bad goals.”
Wanderers made a good start and were rewarded with the opening goal. Stephen Sheridan was brought down 30 yards from goal, and Gary Maguire fired into the top corner to give the visitors the advantage after 20 minutes. 
It looked as though they would hold on for a half time lead after Nathan Cashel had a penalty saved, but two minutes from the interval Kesh equalised when Josh Toal ran on to a clearance from a corner and lashed the ball into the bottom corner from 30 yards.
Early in the second half Cashel made up for his earlier spot kick error by heading in a Lee Walker corner at the near post but Irvinestown continued to pose a threat. Ronan Ormsby and Gary Maguire both had shots come back off the frame of the goal before Kesh moved further ahead. 
A good team move involved Ryan Morris, Nathan Cashel, Alex Holder and Lee Walker before Mark Jones applied the finishing touch for the third goal. Sheridan pulled one back, but Jones and Cashel completed the scoring to keep Kesh’s good run going.