LSL Premier Sunday
Transport FC -0
CIE Ranch – 5
CIE Ranch captured the LSL Premier Sunday title on Tuesday evening with a convincing five goal victory over Tansport.
Ranch, back in the LSL after making the switch from the AUL Premier B last season won the title after Tuesday’s victory meant that nearest challengers Wayside, who drew against Larkview Boys, could no longer close the gap.
Jason Walsh opened the scoring in the second minute after a fantastic run up the right wing to bury the ball home from a tight angle. After a number of chances where the Ranch could have doubled the advantage, Walsh got his second just before half time and Gary Sullivan almost made it three right after but scuffed his shot in a one on one.
In the second half the home team came out a lot stronger and defended well but Ranch kept their attacks at bay.
Out of nothing Jason Walsh flicked the ball on for Paul Mooney who ran 30 yards and buried it into the back of the net from just inside the box to make it three.
Liam Cummins made it four as the home team’s heads dropped. Jason Walsh completed his hat trick with three minutes to go. Three defenders surrounded him on the by line and he somehow rolled it in the net in almost slow motion.
There was nice gesture from Transport at the end of the game as they made a guard of honour to the dressing room for CIE Ranch. A real touch of class from them.