Toheeb bags a brace as Muirhevnamor prevail
Published 19/03/2014 | 05:20
TWO GOALS from Toheeb Agunbiade was enough to secure the three points for Muirhevnamor as they overcame a brave Bay Utd last Saturday.
Despite the late occurrence of the Muirhevnamor goals they dominated the match for long periods and the low score line is a reflection of the outstanding performance from Oisin Norman in the Bay goal.
The first chance of the game fell to Sean Cassidy after four minutes but Norman eventually gathered up his shot at the second time of asking.
The Bay 'keeper then had to be at his best to deny strong shots from Luke Egan and Tiarnan Cassidy from finding the top corner.
It was Sean Cassidy again who went close to opening the scoring for the home team but once again he couldn't find a way past the busy Bay 'keeper. When Norman was finally beaten he had the frame of the goal to thank for keeping out a header from Jamie Lee midway through the first half.
It was a real onslaught from the hosts and Bay offered very little going forward as they got players behind the ball in an effort to frustrate Muirhevnamor.
The second half began in the same vain as the first half had finished with the home side still trying to find a way past the Bay 'keeper. With only two minutes gone Toheeb Agunbiade dragged his shot wide and that chance was followed up by an Egan shot being saved.
With seven second half minutes gone Muirhevnamor finally converted one of their chances when Agunbiade reacted quickest to smash home the rebound after another Sean Cassidy shot was well saved.
Muirhevnamor - not content with finally taking the lead - pushed for more goals but were often stopped by the excellent Paddy O'Rourke who was having a tremendous game at the heart of the Bay Utd defence.
As the game entered its final quarter the home side finally put the result beyond any doubt when Agunbiade doubled his tally for the day when he pounced on a loose ball inside the box to make it 2-0.
With time almost up Agunbiade almost grabbed his hat-trick but his shot crashed into the side netting.
Muirhevnamor: ShaneMcGauley, Cian Jeffers, Tiarnan Cassidy, Jamie Lee, Gabriel Ayoub, Dylan mc Guill, Sean Cassidy, Alex Slesseris, Toheeb Agunbiade, Luke Egan, Ryan Boland, David Osiobe, Leon Mulholland.
Bay Utd: Oisin Norman, Liam McCarthy, Dipo Stephens, Paddy O'Rourke, Troy Chuzwza, Jack McArdle, Matthew Ajayi, Enoch Wanga, Sean Connolly, Danny Celland, Mark Ajayi, Godson Ifeaji.