Moneyslane U18s started their season with a tough away fixture against Lisdrum last weekend in the Decor Cup.
The home side were using the long hopeful ball over the top of the defence and Rowland punched clear but the home striker nipped in and scored .
The home side doubled their lead following some sloppy defending by Slane.
Cutis Gibson crossed for K Bain who controlled and turned for a shot low into bottom corner. But another long hopeful ball over top let the Lisdrum striker nip in to convert under the goalkeeper.
In the second half a Lisdrum free kick floated to the back post was converted through a crowd of players.
Man of match for Slane was Ryan Shilliday who worked his socks off during the game.