Oscar Traynor Trophy
AUL – 3
Defence Forces – 0
Mark Higgins was the hat-trick hero as the Dublin AUL blew away the defence forces to go top of Group A at the AUL Complex on Wednesday night.
Thomas Morgan’s side looked more threatening in the first half and deservedly took the lead late in the half when Mark Higgins fired home his first of the night to give the home side a hale time lead.
The AUL, who drew in their first outing with Wexford upped the gears in the second stanza and Higgins smashed home his second with a powerful strike from the edge of the box.
With 10 minutes left to play, Sheriff YC winger Higgins notched his third of the night to seal the win and the Man of the Match accolade.
The AUL now sit top of group A with on four points after two games, with the UCFL and Wexford due to play this weekend.