The DDSL made it two wins from two in the U13 SFAI Subway Championship on Sunday when they travelled to Tullow to face Carlow at the home of Parkville United.

The homeside had the perfect start when Jack Feehan put them ahead after just three minutes, but the visitors soon found their groove, and were level a short time later thanks to Jamie Murphy.

Ben McArron had to be alert in the Carlow goal minutes later, punching clear James Crawford’s cross from the left, while Evan Corr headed narrowly wide at the back post for Carlow.

A neat interchange of play then led to the DDSL’s second goal. Adam Murphy eventually turned the ball home from close-range.

Pharrell Manual then made it 3-1 when he gathered the ball 30-yards from goal and unleashed an unstoppable shot, while Crawford continued to be a danger on the left for the visiting team.

In the second half Carlow used the flanks well in the early stages, and Feehan was only denied a second goal when Tadhg Kane made a perfectly timed tackle to disrupt the striker.

He was aided in attack for a short time by Liam Ryan, and his introduction gave the homeside more impetus going forward.

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However, the pace and slick passing from the DDSL saw them constantly on the front-foot, with the likes of Cillian Gerraghty and Kevin Zefi coming close to adding to their side’s tally.

James McManus had already put his stamp on the tie by the time he grabbed his goal to make it 4-1, while Cian Ray came close for the homeside with a strike.

Callum Wynne was introduced for the DDSL after that, and the mercurial midfielder immediately set about teeing up his attackers.

The Cherry Orchard starlet linked up excellently with Darragh Murtagh who slid the ball to the back post where Zefi arrived to turn the ball home.

And Zefi then doubled his tally when he drove a low shot from distance to the bottom corner.

For the DDSL, the win cements their place at the top of Group One, and with this team set to welcome the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to Dublin next May to celebrate the DDSL’s 75th Anniversary, they looked well-placed to be competing for SFAI Subway Championship honours later in the season.

Meanwhile, Carlow look ahead to their next game with Drogheda now, and having already picked a point, they will be hoping to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat.

DDSL: P Pellowski, A Condron, J Crawford, T Kane, B Carroll, J Byrne, C Gerraghty, A Murphy, D Murtagh, P Manual, J Murphy, T Burton, E Beliaskac, C Wynne, K Zefi, D LeonardJ McManus, S Curtis.

Carlow: B McArron, A Vint, P Grogan, C Fitzgerald, C Gorman-Comerford, B Cassidy, K Kenny, J Boland, J Feehan, J Barry, E Corr, L Ryan, C Nolan, L Murphy, K Brady, C Ray, M Gaffney.

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