Oldcastle proved adept at translating chances into goals as they defeated Syddan in the IFC quarter-final at Pairc Tailteann today.
Jason Scully and Peter Monaghan found the net in the opening half and Rory McHugh also bagged a goal after the break as Leo McEnroe's men marched to victory.
Oldcastle utilised the wind to good effect in that opening half to build up a healthy 2-6 to 0-4 interval advantage and while Syddan threatened at times to mount a sustained comeback it never materialised.
Monaghan was Oldcastle's top marksman with 1-2 while it says a lot that Stuart Fedigan was Syddan's main score-getter but he finished with just two points.
Both sides finished with 14 men after Syddan's Brian Dillon and Oldcastle full-back Cian McPartland were sent off by referee Gerry McGivney with 25 minutes played.
Syddan were unable to get through the Oldcastle backline to get the goals they so badly needed. Oldcastle were goal hungry and they now face Ballinlough in the last four.
See match report and quotes in next issue of the Meath Chronicle.