Lucan Utd 1-2 St.Mochta's FC
Having let a two goal lead slip to draw 2-2 with Grange/Baldoyle on Sunday, the LSL Premier side got back to winning ways with a 1-2 win over Lucan United at the AUL complex.
Although the weather wasn't as bad as Sunday, it certainly played a part with some very difficult underfoot conditions causing minor problems.
Manager Brian McCarthy had a stronger hand to choose from, with players like Johnny Lyons coming back and a few new additions to the Senior side been given their chance in this pre-season competition.
The first half started quite strongly for the Dublin 15 side who looked to establish a strong foothold early on.
The first real chance of the game to trouble the Lucan keeper came inside 8 minutes, Rocko, who should have had a hattrick on Sunday, collected the ball at the edge of the area on the left and did well to slip it through to Crocket, who took a swipe with the right foot but saw his effort wide of the post.
The opening score came soon after, some sloppy Lucan defending saw an attempted clearance pop up to the waiting head of Karl Sommers, who steered the ball on target and into the back of the net.
Rocko, who was at the centre of a lot tonight, produced one of few clear chances after the goal to double the lead - He did well to wrestle away the ball and go on a run towards goal, tight in on the right, he tried to swing a shot around the Lucan keeper but his effort just inches wide.
The Saints went into the halftime break with a 1-0 lead and knowing they needed to step up a gear.
Early on in the second half, there were shades of Sunday, as heads seemed to drop and chances, even half chances were fewer and far between.
However mid-way though the second half, Ian Croft saw a gap open and slipped it through to the arriving David Sommers who did enough to beat the out coming keeper and finally get the comfort of that second goal and his second in the tournament.
Though to give Lucan credit, they didn't let the heads drop and believed a comeback could be mounted and late on when Padraig Byrne scored, they kicked into a second gear and began to pile more pressure on.
In the end the Saints did enough to hold out for victory, which sets things up nicely for Thursday's final group game against Sherrif YC.