Slane Reserves sink Scarva in derby clash

SCARVA were the opponents for Slane Reserves last weekend in the local derby and on a wet and blustery day Slane left them submerged at Scarva Park Lake with a pulsating second half performance

Strain pulled off a good saves early in the game but the home side opened the score when their number seven netted from a good cross to the near post

Slane upped the tempo and Ethan Scott almost equalised when his goal bound effort was brilliantly saved to deny the young Slane midfielder

Jonny Adair played in Kyle Scott and he slipped it under the advancing keeper to send both teams into the break all square

Slane started the second half in a blistering pace and the home side didn’t know what hit them. Slane highest goal scorer, Gareth Wilson beat the offside trap and dispersed his shot under the advancing keeper and into the net to put Slane into the lead.

Scott and Porter were linking well in midfield and Slane were playing breathtaking football working hard of the ball to create space leaving gaps in the home defence and this was exploited when Ervine Boyd found Wilson and he coolly slotted home for his second and Slane’s third.

Jonny Adair hit a power driver that sailed into the top corner of the net past the helpless Scarva keeper to make it four and Wilson rounded off an excellent performance when Adair became provider and Wilson dispatched into the net to make it five.

Overall a fine display for Slane to make it the double over local rivals Scarva in the league this season, best on the day for Slane was Gary Porter who worked his socks off in central defence for Slane.