ASDEE Rovers and Killorglin served up a very exciting game to start the new season in Denny Premier B at a sundrenched Craughdarrig Park in Asdee.
DENNY PREMIER 'B' Asdee Rovers 2 Killorglin FC 1
Both sides had a blend of new young players and many experienced players on show and the game was end to end and finished in a welter of excitement. Asdee settled the better and got a great boost when Graham Hannon scored after a wicked deflection on nine minutes. Asdee dominated the first twenty minutes but had to withstand a lot of Killorglin pressure and were lucky to still be ahead at the break.
The second half saw much more in the line oFChances with John Griffin very unlucky for Asdee as his shot came back off the post with the Killorglin Keeper well beaten on fifty minutes. Killorglin kept plugging away and a great cross by Edwin Kelliher was missed at the back post by Gerry O'Brien when all in the ground expected it to be a goal.Asdee could not fashion a second goal despite Maurice O'Halloran having a ball taken off the line and Mark Culloty missing a great chance following a flowing move.
With Sean Costelloe pulling the strings in midfield Killorglin were still in the game as it entered the final stages and they were rewarded on eighty five minutes when a free kick was floated into the Asdee box and keeper Tom Quinn caught the ball in the air bit lost it when he fell on the ground allowing Edwin Kelliher a tap in goal which was just reward for their persistence. However, there was time for the same thing to happen to the Killorglin keeper and up from the back came Asdee center half Jeremiah Tydings to slot the winner for Asdee.