Sunday 17 December 2017

Skerries' prayers are answered by Monks

A 90TH-MINUTE strike by midfielder Dean Monks was sufficient for Skerries Town to take home all three points from Terenure last Sunday.

This second win in a row was no more than they deserved as they carved out the most chances, and only for the in-form Terenure keeper the points would have been wrapped up long before the end.

The first half was fairly even, with play going from end to end at a brisk pace and the best chance probably fell to CYM which was well saved by Conor Kavanagh. On the resumption, however, the visitors took control, with Con Martin and Monks running the midfield, but excellent saves by their goalkeeper from Shane Langan, Mark Doyle and Sean Lyon looked like denying Skerries.

Then, with the game moving into added time, the ball was played into a crowded area and Shamie Farrell held the ball up and laid off a beautiful pass to Monks whose fiercely struck 18-yard shot gave the keeper no chance. It makes next Sunday's fixture against an in-form Ballyfermot United a game to savour.

Meanwhile, Rob Ahearne's second team had a resounding 6-0 victory over a fancied Tymon Celtic last Saturday.

Skerries Town would like to thank the large crowd who attended the memorial match on Saturday for Derek Early whose anniversary occurred on that date, and also the large number of players who came from near and far to play in the game in honour of Big Derek. More than €1,000 raised on the day is being donated to Croi in the Irish Heart Foundation.

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