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Lucky Saints survive late penalty claims

St Saviours......................................................2

Ferrybank........................................................2

St Saviours and Ferrybank played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Umbro Premier league at Clonard Park.

It's a point that the visitors would have been happy with, however they were denied a chance of grabbing all three from the penalty spot in second half injury when Shane Mallon went down in the area but his penalty claims were turned down.

It didn't take Ferrybank long to open the scoring as, on 12 minutes, Derek Jordan whipped in a right-wing corner-kick that found the head of Brian Mallon and when his towering header hit the back of the net to put Ferrybank one up.

The Saints were level on 20 minutes when a superb advantage from referee Tony Walsh after a foul on Stephen Dalton saw Timmy Ryan cross for Patrick Farrell and after his shot came back off the crossbar, it hit 'keeper Hugh Mullally before crossing the line.

Ferrybank were back in front thanks to a piece of luck on 31 minutes when Cormac O'Driscoll's in-swinging corner-kick from the left crossed the line according to assistant referee Jimmy McGrath despite the best efforts of Wayne Kelly to clear the danger.

John Paul Jacob equalised after 71 minutes when he headed home a Brian Arrigan left-wing cross. Then came Ferrybanks claim for a penalty when Shane Mallon went to ground under a challenge from Philip Penkert but the referee awarded a goal kick.

ST SAVIOURS: Graham Cleary, Patrick Farrell (Brian Arrigan `50), Wayne Kelly, Philip Penkert, Anthony Jacob, Joe Twomey, Aaron O'Neill (Brian O'Donoghue `50), John Paul Jacob, Billy Barron, Stephen Dalton (Keith Worley `59) and Timmy Ryan

FERRYBANK: Hugh Mullally, Graham Penkert, Ian Mullally (Kevin Hurley `59), Richard Gaffney, Colm Roche, Derek Jordan, Cormac O'Driscoll (Shane Mallon `73), Brian Mallon, Paddy Mullally, Kevin Roche and Cormac O'Meara

Referee: Tony Walsh.


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