Leinster Junior Cup
St Pauls Artane-0
He has been one of the countries most feared strikers for quite some time now, but Jon Rock could at this present time be in the form of his career.
In a season were some suggested age might catch up with and as a result he might be used more sparingly the veteran front man’s goal stats are Harry Kane like.
The striker, who even when ‘rested’ in the FAI Junior Cup last week managed to hit a brace, made it 14 goals in 9 games this term with a treble in the Leinster Junior Cup on Sunday.
Rock bagged four as Sheriff put six past St Paul’s Artane to make round three of the prestigious competition.
There are some who might suggest Sheriff and indeed Rock are likely to wrack up good numbers in the early rounds of the cup contests, but Sunday’s win came away from home against a fellow Premier A side.
Rock got things rolling against Pauls before fellow stalwart Darren ‘Wacker’ Dunne doubled the advantage.
Striker Rock then hit either side of the break to register his second hat trick in three games and send Sheriff well on the way to another high scoring victory.
Young front man Lee Fetherson made it five. To further prove Alan Reilly’s men are not Rock reliant Keith Rickard made it three goals in two games as he netted his sides sixth.
Rock had the first and last say as he made back to back 7 goal cup wins for the Inner City side and rounded off the rout with his fourth of the afternoon.