Rock back in the mix as Ward hits a brace to down Boyne

Rock back in the mix as Ward hits a brace to down Boyne
Rock Celtic are back in the top four after beating Boyne Harps 3-2 under the floodlights at Sandy Lane on Friday night.

Rock Celtic are back in the top four after beating Boyne Harps 3-2 under the floodlights at Sandy Lane on Friday night.

The home side got off to a dream start on two minutes when Derek Delany created an opportunity out of nothing to set up David Ward to score.

On five minutes it was 2-0 when David Asare made ground down the right wing before whipping in a ball that left the Boyne defence in disarray and Ger McSorley was left with a simple tap–in from inside the six-yard box.

For the remainder of the half David Hoey’s side pulverised the visitors but failed to add to their score with Ward, Delany and McSorley failing to take full advantage of good chances.

The Drogheda side upped their game in the second-half as they forced a number of corner-kicks without really testing John Rogers in the Rock goal however they did make it 2-1 on 75 minutes.

Rock restored their lead when Rogers launched a long clearance upfield that caused the Boyne centre-backs to get their wires crossed and Ward took full advantage to make it 3-1.

The visitors refused to throw in the towel and with ten minutes left to play they scored again to make it 3-2 but this was as good as it for visitors as the Seasiders held on for a much needed win.

Rock Celtic: John Rogers, Paddy Reilly, Aidan Sheekey, David McGeough, Cormac McArdle, David Asare (Ciaran Clarke), Mark McGeown, Paul Gore (Conor McDonnell), Ger McSorley, Derek Delany (Kurt Murphy), David Ward.