LUSK UNITED BALSCADDEN BOYS
A BRACE apiece from Aaron Kenna and Stephen Belton saw the visitors collect the points at Station Road on Sunday. Aaron Kenna's pace meant that it was always going to be a difficult task for Lusk, but they showed plenty of purpose going forward with Balscadden keeper John Curtis pulling off some important saves in the first half. Balscadden took the lead inside the first five minutes when Stephen Belton's shot slipped through the keeper's hands on what was a rather damp morning.
However, United came close to an equaliser soon after when Peter McLaughlin's ball into Enny Shabogan saw Curtis push Shabogan's effort around the posts. And it was to prove a crucial intervention with Balscadden doubling their lead shortly after. Off a quick counter attack Stephen Belton slipped the ball past the keeper with Kenna then on hand to finish from close range. Again Lusk refused to lie down and a terrific effort from David O Gorman was cleared off the line by a Balscadden defender.
Again Balscadden survived and picked off their opponents at the other end when Kenna stormed down the right and sent a cracking shot past the keeper. Lusk refused to give up and again were left cursing their luck when off a corner from Shabogan, Kevin Kerr headed just over. That was the last action of the second half with Lusk striker Nathan Harris then seeing a shot parried by Curtis with Stephen Belton then closing the game out at the other end.
Killian Healy, Kevin Kerry, Joey Moore, Dan O'Gorman, Peter McLaughlin, Enny, Nathan Marry, Jarice Daly, David O'Gorman, Nathan Harris, Adam Havertin.
John Curtis, Dean Burns, Mark Fox, Jack Reddin, Shane O'Carroll, Aaron Whelan, Aaron Kenna, Sean Donnelly, Stephen Belton, Stephen Mooney, Noel Dunne, Reese Nannery, Ryan Broderick, Darragh Pine, Conor Dillon.