OUR UNDER 13's completed the double over Naas on Wednesday evening with a 4-1 victory over the visitors to Brickfields, having won 1-0 in Naas earlier in the season.
Since Christmas they have put a great run together having only lost one in their last ten matches, winning seven and drawing the other two.
On an ideal night for football, The Saints got off to a great start, when both Danny O'Leary and Karl Tims out fought the Naas back four to fashion a chance for O'Leary, which the keeper did well to block, but the ball rebounded back to O'Leary and this time he made no mistake.
As the half wore on Pats were a constant threat and could have doubled their advantage if they had been a little more clinical. At the change around Pats kept up the momentum, but Naas were always a threat.
The Kildare men were gifted a chance 8 minutes after the restart but their number 7 blazed over with just keeper Carroll to beat. Then moments later they rattled the crossbar from a corner. That seemed to be the wake up call Pats needed, Karl Tims a hatrick hero on Saturday against St Joseph's Boys, opened his account glancing home Keifer Byrne's 12th minute corner.
Miscommunication in the 15th minute between fullback Danny Hynes and keeper Martin Carroll allowed Naas back into the game as they pulled a goal back.
Pats just kept playing their passing brand of football and Tims made the game safe with his 2nd of the night when he shot low into the bottom left corner following good work down the right by Kevin Corcoran.
As the game ebbed towards its end Tims completed his 2nd hatrick in two games when another Byrne corner was headed over the line by the inform striker.
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