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Regan strike crucial

St Pat's, Navan 3-7
Knockbeg College 1-9

Published 27/01/2011 | 05:00

A GOAL in the last minute from substitute Dylan Regan sealed victory for defending champions St Patrick's at Dr Cullen Park yesterday.

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Knockbeg started the game strongly, only to be hit by a quick-fire two-goal salvo.

Ciaran Fitzimons rounded off a flowing Navan move on 12 minutes and, two minutes later, Cathal Smith followed up to find the net after his penalty kick had struck an upright.

Navan led 2-5 to 0-4 at the break but Knockbeg rallied to cut the arrears to a point (2-5 to 1-7) with seven minutes left -- helped by another goal from a penalty rebound, when Robert Burlington saved Paul Kingston's kick only for the ball to come back to the full-forward, who crashed it home.

But then Regan struck decisively after fine work from man-of-the-match Alan Forde.

Scorers -- St Pat's, Navan: C Smith 1-2 (2f), C Fitzimons 1-1, D Regan 1-0, A Forde 0-2, N O'Brien, F McEntee (f) 0-1 each. Knockbeg College: P Kingston 1-6 (4f), D Booth, D Aylesbury, M Campion 0-1 each.

St Pat's -- R Burlington; N Coughlan, O Fitzpatrick, E Murtagh; R O'Coileain, L Bourke, C Shaw; C Sheridan, D Curran; C McGrane, A Forde, F McEntee; N O'Brien, C Smith, C Fitzimons. Subs: B Dardis for Curran (h-t), P Kennelly for McGrane (h-t); G Power for Shaw (46), F Ward for McEntee (55), D Regan for Fitzimons (58).

Knockbeg College -- C Wall; B Nolan, C Lennon, E O'Hora; P Doyle, E Mahon, D Dunne; M O'Halloran, P McEvoy; M Wall, D Aylesbury, T Daly; M Campion, P Kingston, B Regan. Subs: D Booth for Regan (23), P Manning for O'Hora (h-t), P Shaw for M Wall (36), W Fitzpatrick for Dunne (inj, 60).

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