HL2B: Royals continue winning ways
24 March 2013
Cillian Farrell's Meath side maintained their 100% win record in the NHL Division 2B decider with a comprehensive victory over Roscommon in Athleague.
Stephen Clynch and James Toher pointed the way for the visitors and finished with 0-6 and 0-4 respectively.
The Royals capitalised on wind advantage to establish a ten point cushion by the halfway stage.
Eoin Marsh scored the game's only goal to give Meath a 1-10 to 0-3 half-time lead.
Centre-forward Clynch was deployed as a 'sweeper' in the second half as Meath comfortably kept the Rossies at bay.
Meath - S McGann; W Mahady, D Healy, C Reilly; S Brennan, J Toher (0-4), S Heavey; S Morris, S Donoghue; P Conneely (0-2), S Clynch (0-6), E Marsh (1-0); B Slevin (0-3), M O'Sullivan (0-1), A Gannon (0-2). Subs: J Kelly (0-1) for Brennan, N Kirby for Donoghue, B Hanley (0-1) for O'Sullivan, R Andrews for Conneely, J Meyler for Morris.
Roscommon - N Fallon; I Delaney, D Shortt, S Curley; C Dolan (0-1), G Fallon, S Melia; M Kelly (0-1), Cathal Kelly (0-4); A Murphy (0-2), J Lawlor, Cormac Kelly (0-1); L Kilcline, N Connaughton, R O'Meara. Subs: C Egan for Kilcline, D Leonard for Shortt, T Seale for Connaughton, C Shaw for O'Meara.
Referee - G Quilty.