Wednesday 22 January 2020

Fenn earns share for Lilies


THESE are difficult days for Dundalk as all their early-season promise is now a distant memory.

Last night at Terryland Park a Galway United team, playing without a recognised striker, were sufficiently passionate and organised to trouble a Lilywhite outfit that recovered from an inept first half to boss the closing stages.

Galway took control of the first half and were greatly aided by Steven Walsh’s tidy goal in the 16th minute after Derek O’Brien’s burst carved open the opportunity.

Dundalk improved considerably after the restart and put a stop Stephen O’Donnell’s midfield dominance. The visitors also threatened at set- plays and in the 58th minute Wayne Hatswell headed wide following a mammoth Garry Breen throw-in.

Hatswell, Ciaran McGuigan, and Stephen Maher all extracted splendid saves from Barry Ryan in the closing stages,before the deserved equaliser finally arrived in the fourth minute of additional time.

Another Breen throw-in wasn’t adequately dealt with and Neale Fenn applied the final touch.

GALWAY UNITED – Barry Ryan; Conneely, McKenzie, Synott, Meynell; Curran, Heary, O'Donnell, O'Brien (Shaw 80); Bobby Ryan (King 72), Walsh (Molloy, 88).

DUNDALK – Cherrie; McGuigan, G Breen, Hatswell, Madden; Kudozovic, Maher, Miller, Gaynor (McDonnell 64); Fenn, Lennon (J Breen 90).

REF – R Winter (Wicklow).

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