Round Towers made no mistake at the second time of asking as they defeated Balyna in the Manguard Plus Minor 'B' Fooball at St Conleth's Park, Newbridge, this afternoon, albeit by a somewhat flattering seven points.
Towers led by two at the break but within minutes of the resumption the sides were level and with eight minutes remaining on the clock in black and amber held a one point lead but that was as close as Blayna got as after losing two players to yellow cards they conceded 1-3 in the final eight minutes of the game with Towers winning on a final score line of 1-14 to0-10.
Scorers: Round Towers, James Ebbs 0-6 (6 frees), Christopher O'Mahoney 1-1, Colin English 0-4 (two frees, two 45), Danny Kelly 0-1, Keith Clancy 0-1, Ross Carroll 0-1.
Balyna, Sean Nolan 0-5 (4 frees), Karl Langan 0-1, Shane Flynn 0-1, Mark Grehan 0-1, Aedan Boyle 0-1, Darragh Sloan 0-1.
ROUND TOWERS: Evan Comerford; Lorcan Hyland, Daragh Searing, Hugh McDonald; Keith Clancy, Tadhg Murtagh, Ross Carroll; Christopher O'Mahoney, Max Byrne; Colin English, Danny Kelly, John O'Dwyer; Leon Tsang, James Ebbs, Robert Burke. Subs: Callum Flynn for John O'Dwyer (41 minutes).
BALYNA: Ryan Comeau; Conor Farrell, Cathal Moran, Jack Sutton; Sean Holton, Elian Scanlon, Mark O'Hara; Shane Flynn, Mark Grehan; Karl Langan, Killian Galligan, Aedan Boyle; Jamie Boyle Darragh Sloan, Sean Nolan. Subs: Rob Bergin for Jamie Boyle (38 minutes).
REFEREE: Henry Barrett.