Sinnott sinks Seasiders as Campile net late goal to edge out Curracloe in thriller
Curracloe United ‘B’ 3 Campile United ‘B’ 4
A SPECTACULAR late goal from impressive Campile attacker Brandon Sinnott dented the title charge of Division 4A leaders Curracloe United after an action-packed encounter in the Riverfield on Sunday.
The visitors raced into a 2-0 advantage inside the opening 15 minutes with strikes from Eoin Aylward and Leon Sinnott, but the pacesetters looked to have turned it around as Mark O’Connor and Aidan Clarke hit the back of the net to draw them level, before James Doyle fired them in front with 16 minutes remaining.
However, Campile didn’t give up the ghost and they equalised in the 89th minute through an own goal, before Sinnott’s dramatic winner in the third minute of injury time.
The visiting side couldn’t have asked for a better start, getting their noses in front inside the first minute when the ball fell to Eoin Aylward outside the area and he hit a sweet long-range shot that went in off the inside of the left post.
They doubled their lead with 14 minutes on the clock when Darragh Kent picked out the run of Leon Sinnott, and he applied an assured finish to the far corner of the net.
The home side tried to get a foothold in the game and Ben Monahan hit a decent first-time effort wide, while James Doyle’s deflected shot forced a good save out of Thomas Kent.
That said, they could have been three goals adrift in the 20th minute, but Aodhán Foley got a strong hand to Brandon Sinnott’s strike.
Foley again had to be alert to deny Darragh Kent, who went on a menacing run through the heart of the defence, but the goalkeeper was off his line quickly to block at his feet.
The seasiders began the second-half with a better tempo as they looked to claw their way back into the contest, and they halved the deficit eight minutes after the restart, when substitute Mark O’Connor got on the end of an inviting Paul Moore corner and headed to the net.
Aidan Clarke drilled a free-kick wide moments later, while O’Connor was off target with another set-piece.
Campile continued to look dangerous and Darragh Kent put Brandon Sinnott through in the 60th minute, but again Foley was alive to the danger.
Aidan Clarke then missed a decent chance at the other end when Gary Murphy headed a Barry Redmond free into his path, but the number nine made no mistake in the 71st minute as he drew Curracloe level.
Again it came from a Moore corner, which found its way to the feet of Clarke, who drove the ball over the line from close range.
Four minutes later they got themselves in front. Mark O’Connor’s delivery from the right wing found James Doyle at the far post, and he lashed the ball to the net at the second time of asking.
The visitors didn’t throw in the towel though and fortune favoured them two minutes from the end of normal time, when Brandon Sinnott’s cross from the right wing came off the boot of Robbie Morris and deflected into his own net.
Campile then grabbed the winning goal in the 93rd minute when Sinnott stood over a free-kick 40 yards out on the left wing and drilled a rasping shot past the despairing dive of goalkeeper Aodhán Foley.
It’s not all doom and gloom for Curracloe, as they hold a three-point lead over Gorey Rangers at the top of the table, but they’ll be hoping to quickly get back to winning ways when they host Kilmore United next Sunday.
Curracloe United: Aodhán Foley; Robbie Morris, Barry Redmond, John Tyrell; Paddy Doyle; Gary Murphy, Mark Doyle (capt.), James Doyle, Ben Monahan; Paul Moore, Aidan Clarke. Subs. - Mark O’Connor for Monahan (HT), Nathan Murphy for P. Doyle (70), also John Redmond, Cillian O’Leary, Alan Monahan, Andrew Bolger.
Campile United: Thomas Kent; Daryl Parle, Jim Wallace, Shane Banville, Sam Cummins; Mark O’Leary, Darragh Kent, Eoin Aylward (capt.), Leon Sinnott, Jack White, Brandon Sinnott. Subs. - Ben Cummins for White, inj. (53), Adam Kavanagh for S. Cummins (82).
Referee: Stephen Burke.