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Lucan leave it late


GREY clouds but bright football at O'Toole Park on Saturday. The old venue was fairly humming in the second half. And this Dublin SFC fourth round duel was to produce a compelling conclusion.

Lucan sprinted away with the first. They led by eight points to one by the 21st minute.

It was 0-10 to 0-4 at the break.

Slowly Synger crept back into it. Points from Declan Treanor (two frees), Cathal Morley and Niall Scully reduced the deficit to four points in the 48th minute.

A minute later, Eoghan O'Gara's interception let in Scully for a goal. Then Alan O'Brien levelled it.

With extra-time beckoning Paul Casey went on the burst which led to a Tommy Brennan free. Stephen O'Shaughnessy made sure.

SCORERS - Lucan Sarsfields: T Brennan 0-4 (2f), M Twomey, J O'Neill, D Gallagher, B Gallagher (2f) 0-2 each, P Casey, S O'Shaughnessy 0-1 each. Templeogue Synge Street: D Treanor 0-5 (3f), N Scully 1-1, A O'Brien 0-2, C Morley 0-1.

LUCAN SARSFIELDS: F Gordon; C Larkin, B O'Neill, Dan Gallagher; P Casey, S O'Shaughnessy, A Kirwan; M Twomey, B Collopy; S Newcombe, J O'Neill, D Quinn; Dermot Gallagher, T Brennan, B Gallagher. Subs: K Moran for Twomey (45); S Garbutt for J O'Neill (48); D Kealy for Larkin (52); M Casey for Dermot Gallagher (54).

TEMPLEOGUE SYNGE ST: E Spillane; C Donohoe, R Finlay-O'Donnell, M Treanor; C McKiernan, C Byrne, D Treanor; A O'Brien, D Bastick; F Coffey, C Morley, T Hourican; E O'Gara, G Vickery, B McKiernan. Subs: N Scully for Vickery (ht); F O'Gara for Morley (45); M Cannon for Donohoe (54).

REF: G McMahon (Kilmacud Crokes).