Two first half goals from Ken Rothwell helped Ballinlough get their league campaign back on track.
The game was played in ideal situations in Drumconrath, which allowed for some fast moving football from the away team.
The game started off at a high pace, with both teams having a spare of possession. Ballinlough were first to get the scoreboard moving with a well worked goal from full forward Ken Rothwell. Ballinlough next three scores came from a free by Lorcan Maguire and two from Benji Smith. Rothwell hit his second goal after good approach work from Cian Mallon. Drumconrath got the last score of the half to leave the scoreboard reading 2-03 to 0-02 to the away team.
Ballinlough started the second half well and two early points from Cian Mallon left the Reds in a strong position. The host responded well getting the next two scores of the game before Conor Briody hit back for Ballinlough with a fine score. Rothwell hit the next three scores of the game leaving the captain with a personal tally of 2-03.
A late free from Drumconrath was the last score of the game leaving the final scoreboard reading 2-10 to 0-05 to the away team. Best for Ballinlough were Rothwell, Seamus Fagan, Cian Mallon and Jonathan O'Reilly.
Thomas Carolan performed heroics at full back for Drumconrath and got good help from Sean Kane and Peter Tighe while Niall Martin was the pick of the forwards.
Ballinlough: K Mc Guinness, E Smith, P Muldoon, R Farrell, J O'Reilly, L Maguire (0-2), B Smith (0-2), T McCullen, S Fagan, C Briody (0-1), Colm Mallon, S Byrne, P Briody, K Rothwell (2-3), C Mallon(0-2). Subs: M Brady, J Higgins, K Devine, K Mallon.
Drumconrath - Sean Kane; Alan McEvoy, Thomas Carolan, Peter Tighe; Brendan Lyons, Terry Halpenny, Terry Skelly; Peter McEvoy, Derek Duff; Ollie McMahon, Alan Byrne (0-3), Niall Martin (0-1); Gavin Finnegan, Larry Fay, Alan Dune. Subs; Conor Martin for Finnegan, John Lynch for A McEvoy, Damien Glass for Fay and Paul McMahon for Dunne.