Saturday 17 March 2018

Burns is the hero as Rovers sink Rangers

A MAGNIFICENT last-minute point from teenage sensation Ryan Burns snatched the points for Hunterstown in a game Glyde will class as one that got away.

The Tallanstown outfit were three points ahead going into the last five minutes but couldn't withstand a late Hunterstown comeback.

The bottom club were hoping to overtake Hunterstown and they started well. However Hunterstown were soon in control and they raced clear with six points in a row. A Damien Garland goal gave Glyde a much needed score as they stopped Hunterstown's momentum and reduced the deficit to just a point at the break.

Glyde looked in trouble after the break as Hunterstown got the opening three scores to pull four clear with just 20 minutes remaining. However Glyde had other ideas and they came roaring back into the match with a string of points to put themselves four points clear.

As the game entered it's final stages Glyde were three points clear but there was to be a final twist as Keith Brennan, Maurice O'Sullivan and Paul Carrie scored in quick succession to level the game before Burns popped over the winner.

HUNTERSTOWN: Niall Carrie; Ciaran Carrie, Paul Taaffe, Richie Cunningham; David Finn 0-2, Conor Matthews, Martin Lennon; Tony McKenna; Brian Ward; Brendan Lennon, Ryan Burns 0-6, Keith Brennan 0-1; Glen Matthews 0-1, Paul Carrie 0-2, Maurice O'Sullivan 0-1. Subs: Niall Taaffe 0-1 for G Matthews, John Matthews for M Lennon, Patrick Taaffe for R Cunningham, Robbie Clarke for T McKenna.

GLYDE RANGERS: Gerard Carroll; Fiachra Sheridan, Paul Noone, Gerard Farrell; Mark O'Brien, Shane Sharkey, Seamus Harvey; Ciaran Sheridan 0-3, Cein Sheridan 0-1; Niall Sharkey 0-2, Jake Stewart 0-1, Stephen Sharkey; Damien Garland 1-1, David Devaney 0-1, Conor Sheridan 0-1. Subs: Barry Sharkey for D Garland, Alan Brennan for M O'Brien.

Drogheda Independent