Men’s Leinster Indoor League, week two
Railway Union 13 (N Wilmshofer 4, M Nowakowski 2, M English 2, R Abbott 2, M Villar, R Forrest, F Maher) Clontarf 4 (C Cooney 2, S Cassidy 2)
Railway started their indoor league campaign with a win over Clontarf. Nicholas Wilmshofer, an ex-Dusselsdorf indoor player, put in a strong debut netting four times including a classy opening goal, lobbing Stephen Cairns in the second minute. He had complete his hattrick by half time when the score was 6-1.
Clontarf started the secondly half strongly and got the score back to 6-4 after 28 minsute, but Railway dominanted the last 10 mins to run out comfortable winners with Mark English playing a crucial role from the back.Mateusz Nowakowski also impressed for Railway who were missing Indoor stalwart Kenny Carroll through an injury picked up the day before versus YMCA. Cain Cooney and Robert Forrest were the pick of the Clontarf players.
TRR 15 (H Morris 6, R Canning 3, P McConnell 4, F Morris, L Madeley) Wicklow 4 (Milo Stuart 2, Mark Stewart, A Harrison)
Three Rock Rovers went top of the league after beating Wicklow in a high scoring affair. At half-time, the score was 6-3 and it was game on but the depth and strength of the TRR side over powered the young Wicklow side who are learning the indoor game.
Harry Morris netted six times for TRR, each followed by a nice celebration. They were led superbly by veteran indoor player Peter McConnell who also netted four times. Ross Canning scored a hattrick with Freddie Morris and Luke Madeley netting once a piece.
Wicklow captain Ashley Harrison, a former Rovers’ player, had a nice game, moving back outfield after playing game one versus Avoca in goal. Clive Kennedy and Sam O’Connor, both guesting for Wicklow from Glenanne, were strong in the tackle and distributed the ball well.
Week three sees Railway take on Avoca in game one followed up by Wicklow versus Clontarf, with both teams looking for their first victory.