LSL Senior Division
His goal, essentially the last kick of the game was the winner as Mochta's saw off Glebe North 3-2 and a second win in a row.
The first 20 minutes, in wet conditions was like a slog out as neither side created anything too troubling for either keeper, as they tried to make their mark on the game early on, chances were few and far between.
The Saints broke the deadlock on the 25th minute as John Reilly found himself provider with a brilliant ball to David Sommers, who finished well to give the home side the lead.
Crocket nearly added a second, only moments later, when Rory O'Connor put him through, it was a great link up between the two but the chance couldn't finished off.
The home side were left to rue a series of half chances, when 10 minutes after taking the lead, Glebe were level.
They hit back with a great header from Alan Connor, finishing off a quick break and an excellent cross into the danger zone, a goal well deserved for their patience and it gave the visitors plenty of confidence going forward and they certainly finished the half the better side as the first 45 ended 1-1.
Brian McCarthy would have been looking for an immediate response from his side in the second half, however they were left on the back foot only 25 seconds into the half, when Noel Barrett got on the end of a break in play and raced through a hole in the Mochta's defence and all of a sudden it was 1-2 and the mountain became a steep incline for the Saints to descend.
To their credit the Saints didn't give up and really gave it their all to try and level the game but further chances from Croket, who had a decent shot saved on 52, and plenty of positivity in mid-field, just wasn't enough to break the visitors down.
However a massive lifeline came after the hour mark when while trying to run through on goal, Rory O'Connor was taken out of it inside the area, the ref pointed to the spot straight away, Niall O'Reilly made no mistake then from the spot, sending Glebe keeper Alan O'Connor the wrong way, GAME ON, with plenty of time remaining.
Soon after, the home side were given another reason to believe three points could go their way, moments after the penalty, the referee had awarded Glebe a defensive free kick, there was clearly something defender Reece McEnteer wasn't too happy about and had no problem letting the referee know, his words saw him pick up a yellow card and while protesting that, whatever he said clearly didn't sit well as he received a second and sent for an early shower, the Saints had a numerical advantage.
Chance after chance came for the Saints but Glebe held up well, defending for their lives a man down and it looked like the game was going for a share of the spoils.
Not if Alan McDermot could help it, with literally the last play of the game, great link up work from Brian McCarthy's side, Karl Sommers played in a ball for Ian Croft and with the sweetest of touches, sent McDermot away to fire home the winner, attention turned to the linesman on the right for a flag, but it was deemed McDermot had well beaten the trap.
A massive three points for St Mocta's in their first home game in front of a great crowd who came out today, the result puts Saint's second in the table behind Crumlin United, with two wins, two draws and a loss in the first five games.
Report : Daniel Pitcher