LSL Senior Sunday
Killester’s go to man produced the goods again on Friday night.
Stephen Chambers, who has produced so many magic moments for the club over the last few seasons, popped up with two minutes to score the only goal of the game as Killester finally found passage past a resilient Swords defence.
The newly promoted side looked destined to secure a point from their first ever top flight game, but midfielder Chambers fired home late on to secure a side with title aspirations opening day three points.
Killester started the brighter and both John Brophy and Calvin Madden had half chances routinely saved in the opening 15 minutes setting the tone for the tie.
Swords did flirt with taking the lead come free kick time, but the remainder of the first half passed without any clear cut chances.
Within a minute of the turn the Swords net minder was denying former Cabo midfielder Michael Scott. The hosts were then reduced to 10 men and with 35 minutes remaining it was advantage Killester.
With 15 mintues to go Scott saw another shot saved and with eight minutes to go the net minder was producing heroics to deny Chambers.
At that stage it looked like the 10 men would hold on for a draw but Chambers got on the end of a Scott pass to score a late winner for Gary Howlett’s men.