Killeavy IIs nail first win over Newtown

St Michael’s 0-7 Killeavy II 2-11

After suffering a first-round loss at the hands of Clonmore, Killeavy IIs got back on track against St Michael’s.

The visiting side led from start to finish and were full value for their 10-point victory.

Killeavy claimed the opening goal inside the first sixty seconds of the game to take control of the encounter.

Full forward Niall Hannaway punched home after a shot had dropped short. Although it needed the inside of the post to cross the line after Gerard Watters got a hand to it.

Killeavy followed it up with three on the trot through Caolan Laverty (2) and a long-range score from Myles Boyd.

Two frees from the trusty left boot of Benny Davidson got the home side off the mark, but Killeavy hit another two of their own.

The impressive Laverty tapped over his third, while goalkeeper Aaron Coogan drove over a 45.

Davidson again replied for St Michael’s, but his effort was cancelled out at the other end by John Stevenson.

Stevenson then turned provider as he set up Finlay Brady for Killeavy’s second major, putting them nine clear.

Laverty added to his first half tally with his fourth point while James Boylan also got in on the scoring act.

That proved to be the final score of the first period, with Killeavy well ahead at the interval, leading 2-8 to 0-3.

The second half was a much lower-scoring affair, with St Michael’s actually shading it after the turnaround.

But Killeavy started where they left off, with Hannaway powering over a point. Newtown replied through Aidan Davidson, who converted a free.

Euan Boyd and Davidson exchanged scores while Jack Collins pointed before seeing red with a second yellow card offence.

Davidson and Brian Caherty raised white flags in the final minutes, but the result was beyond doubt at that stage.

Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps