Abbeyside, in the wake of impressive SHC group wins over Roanmore and Dungarvan, produced their best display of 2013 to date when dismissing Fourmilewater by 19 points at Fraher Field on Sunday last.
Fourmilewater won the toss and opted to play against the strong wind which blew into the ‘road goal’, which appeared to be an odd call from them, but they opened very brightly, hitting the first two scores of the game via Seamus Lawlor.
However, Abbeyside soon got into their stride soon thanks to Mark Gorman who was hugely impressive throughout for Village men, and once they did there was only going to be one out come in this game.
Seamus Lawlor’s second point of the game on three minutes proved to be his side’s last of the first half which would make you question the wisdom of playing against such a strong wind in the opening half.
Abbeyside, in stark contrast, began to hit scores with relative ease. Gavin Breen levelled matters on 12 minutes and they followed it up seconds later with a goal, as Gary and Patrick Hurney linked up, the older setting up the younger to rattle the net from close range.
Mark Gorman and Gary Hurney landed a series of points which gave them a comfortable 1-6 to 0-2 lead after 21 minutes.