We beat Dunbar 3-1 this morning to maintain our good run in the league. We dominated the first 15 mins of the game and forced a number of saves from the Dunbar keeper through shots from Tadhg Collins, Michael Murphy and Paul Dawson. In the 20th min we almost took the lead. The Dunbar keeper wandered outside his box to clear the ball which came towards Barry Lawlor inside his own half. Lawlor hit it first time on the volley and it looked to be going all the way only to bounce agonisingly over the bar and deny him what would have been a spectacular goal. We only had to wait another 10 mins for the opener though. Lawlor swung in a corner from the right which broke around the 6 yard box. Dawson had a shot which was blocked but it fell nicely for Brian Murphy who tucked it away well. It stayed 1-0 until 10 mins into the second half when Brian Murphy went raiding down the right. His ball across goal was met by Collins at the back post to make it 2-0. Dunbar went down to 10 men in the 60th min and we got our third 5 mins later. Dawson’s shot from inside the box came back off the crossbar and Collins was in the right place again to nod home. We dropped the pace for a bit after the third goal and Dunbar got one back in the 75th min but we finished strongly and should really have added a couple more. Best for us on the day were Brian Murphy, Paul Dawson and Danny O Riordan. Next week’s game is against Rathcoole in the St Michaels Cup. Kickoff at 3pm Saturday in Rathcoole.
Team: Piotr Oziast, Donal O Sullivan, Finbarr Corcoran, Tim Kiely, John Lehane, Danny O Riordan, Michael Murphy, Barry Lawlor, Brian Murphy, Paul Dawson, Tadhg Collins
Subs: Shane Collins (45th min), Darek Sroka (60th min), Eric Hickey (80th min), John Cullinane, Chris Cleary, Donagh Murphy