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Skelliga FC wins keeps pressure on division 2A leaders Shanakill

Published 17/10/2012 | 09:52

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■ Dingle Bay Rovers Shane Houlihan comes under pressure from a couple of Classic FC players during their FAI Junior Cup match. Photo by Paul O'Connor

THIS top of the table clash was not for the faint hearted and was on a knife edge to the end. However Skelliga brought Shanakill's unbeaten run to and end and moved to within a single point of the league leaders.

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DENNY DIVISION 2A Shanakill Athletic 2 Skelliga FC 4

Skelliga went ahead with a Stevie Boyle header but Shanakill struck back with a brace of goals only for Johnny Clifford to hammer home the equaliser just before half time. Then Chris Farrelly put Skelliga ahead with a great individual goal and Sean Cournane made the game safe when he scored from the penalty spot.

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Cedar got level half way through the half. A quick break with Johnny Murphy and Adam Waterworth combining to whip a low cross for Sam Dobbins to provide a well taken finish. Again the same three combined after some good wing play from Danny Wrenn and Dobbins again managed to somehow scramble the ball over the line as the Killarney side were now well on top playing their tidy passing game, half time 2-1.

The second half was equally competitive with Galaxy keeper Dave McCarthy being reliable when called upon on several occasions as the home team were well capable of closing out the game.

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