LSL Division 2
Report : James Sheridan
The conditions were wet, and muddy, a last minute pitch inspection from the referee was positive and the pitch was deemed playable. Brian Flynn’s side looked confident early in the game and passed the ball well in difficult conditions. The two wingers, Dylan Sweeney and AJ Ryan attacked well and created plenty of chances with good vision and some clever link up play. As the half progressed the Saints dominated possession creating chances and keeping the Palmerstown keeper busy. At the other end the Saints keeper James Sheridan was a mere spectator with only a couple of touches in the Saints goal.
On 25 Minutes John O' Leary opened the scoring slotting the ball home from 6 yards after the keeper parried a shot. Derek Rochford made it 2 - 0 ten minutes later with a powerful header. Mark Sheridan hit the post from a superb strike from 20 yards just before half time. Porterstown Road was stunned when the visitors turned the game on its head after the break, scoring three quick goals to take the lead.
Wayne Fay made it 3 - 3 on 64 minutes with a powerful strike that flew into the back of the net. The Saints applied plenty of pressure but couldn't find a goal and were soon punished. Palmerstown made it 4-3 against the run of play when Sheridan was beaten with a superb strike into the corner of the net. The home side threw caution to the wind searching for another equaliser were left exposed at the back and Palmerstown scored two goals on 80 and 84 minutes to seal the win and three points. Dylan Sweeney scored the final goal of a thrilling game in the 90th minute with a fantastic free kick.
It was a Disappointing result, however results went the Saints way over the weekend and we remain top of the league with a game in hand. There are no easy games in what is a very competitive Division 2.
Team : J.Sheridan, N.Moutou, R.Lyons, McElvaney, J. Flynn, , M.Sheridan, D. Rochford , D. Sweeney, A.J. Ryan, J.O' Leary. W.Fay
Subs : A. Ignaciak, D. OReilly , D. Bellew, D. Greene