Wednesday 22 February 2017

Bolger effort halts Saints

UCD 3
ST PAT'S ATH 2

Published 14/09/2010 | 05:00

UCD secured their first win since July thanks to a second-half burst at a wind- swept UCD Bowl last night.

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St Pat's went ahead in the 20th minute when Danny North drilled home from 30 yards past goalkeeper Billy Brennan

But David McMillan took less than a minute to make his mark upon his introduction as a half-time substitute, when he fired in the equaliser with another long-range blast.

And then Ciaran Kilduff put the Students ahead in the 65th minute when he burst in from the left wing and drilled in a low strike that Gary Rogers got a hand to but could not keep out.

Then referee Richie Winter awarded the home side a fortunate penalty in the 68th minute after Kilduff went down under an Ian Bermingham challenge. Greg Bolger converted the spot-kick.

Substitute Sean Stewart pulled one back for the Saints in injury-time, when he scored from a corner after Brennan had made a brilliant save to push a Dave Mulcahy volley wide.

UCD -- Brennan; O'Connor, Leahy, E McMillan, Shortall, Rusk (D McMillan 46), Bolger, Corry, Moore, Mulhall, Kilduff (Roche 87).

St Patrick's Ath -- Rogers; Lynch, Bermingham, Kenna, Guthrie (S Byrne 67), McAllister (Stewart 76), Mulcahy, O'Connor, Doyle (Cash 76), Faherty, North.

Ref -- R Winter (Wicklow).

Irish Independent

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