Wednesday 18 October 2017

Tigerish 'Shinny rout Finsbury

LOUGHSHINNY tamed the Tigers and then some as they made a great start to their FAI Junior Cup campaign last Saturday.

The Fingal outfit took some 20 minutes to get into their stride, but John Farrell then began to run the home team ragged up the left flank with some quality crosses. Colum Wilde sent an excellent effort just over the bar, Paul Corr went close with a free kick and a Finsbury player also had to make a goal-line clearance before the breakthrough came on 25 minutes. Farrell's excellent strike from a tight angle after a deflected shot from Killian McMahon opened the floodgates and the next goal came from a fantastic piece of individual skill from the busy Wilde. Man of the match Stephen Barrett, who gave a masterclass in his midfield role, scored Loughshinny's third goal, while the defence - marshalled by captain Carberry - stood strong throughout. Next to score was right-back Darren Lynch who was put through before rifling a stunning strike to the net. He pushed Barrett all the way for man-of-the-match. Loughshinny introduced Jimmy Bermingham and Mark Lumsden on 55 minutes and Bermingham made an instant impact, going close with a good effort. The home side then caught the Lougher napping with a rare chance from a corner, but Nicky Whealan was on hand to pull off a terrific save. A penalty goal came next, with Wilde tucking the ball away and suddenly hungry for a hat-trick, but Loughshinny's sixth was scored by Mark Lumsden who netted from a tight angle after Lynch's initial shot was well saved. LOUGHSHINNY UTD: Whelean, Lynch, Carberry, Brady, Wallace, Farrell, Barrett, Corr (Lumsden 60), McMahon (Bermingham 55), Dillon (Bennett), Wilde. Subs not used: Macdonald, O'Carroll, O'Callaghan. Comments Facility

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