LSL Division 2
Saints striker John O' Leary had a shot saved after some brilliant work by winger Aaron O' Brien midway through the first half. It was a very tense half with the two midfield's nullifying each other. The home side was limited to shots from distance, Adam Ignaciak pulled off a couple of top class saves to deny Drumfinn the breakthrough.
Drumfinn had the impetus with a gale blowing in their favour in the second half. Richie Lyons wore the Captain's armband for the day. Richie was exceptional leading by example in the Saints defence. O' Leary was withdrawn on 70 minutes due to a poor challenge which went unpunished by the referee.
The Saints frustration was compounded when Celtic took the lead five minutes later. It a scrappy goal following a goal mouth scramble. Brian Flynn's wounded side responded immediately. Dylan Sweeney and Aaron O' Brien both had a couple of efforts saved and cleared in the dying minutes of the game as the pressure mounted on the home side. The pressure paid off when James McElvaney capitalised on some defensive indecision smashing the ball into the back of the net to secure a very precious point for the Saints. It wasn't pretty, at this stage of the season it's all about picking up points. The Saints travel to Palmerstown on Saturday for the next instalment of this very exciting title race.
Team : A.Ignaciak , B.Kelly, J.McElvaney, R.Lyons, K.Hall, W.Faye, D.Rochford, M.O’Neill, M.Sheridan, A.O’Brien, J.O’Leary (Sweeney 70mins)
Subs : D.Sweeney, N.Moutou ,T.O’Leary, J.Flynn.
Report : John O' Leary.