Thursday 21 September 2017

Lusk claim derby spoils

IAN McNaney was the Lusk hero as his 83rd-minute strike saw Lusk United progress to round two of the O'Neills Leinster Junior Shield at the expense of their Fingal neighbours.

Hyde looked hungrier and better organised than the Lusk lads in the early stages, and they broke the deadlock on 25 minutes when Jamie Caul conceded a penalty and the kick was converted past Shane Crosbie. Lusk had only trailed once previously this season in any game, but manager Emmet Burke's hairdryer treatment at the interval worked the oracle and within five minutes of the restart Gerry Russell struck to level the tie.

Lusk bossed the game after that and looked the more likely to score, while Hyde won a number of corners in the latter stages, but with extra time looming the home side struck with seven minutes left when Caul teed up Ian McNaney who made no mistake.