Limerick District Premier
Colin Daly’s second half winner banked a crucial three points for Pike Rovers on Sunday morning.
Pike have been finding form of late after a poor start saw them drift of the top half pace. A clash with second place Regional United granted them the chance to close the gap on the closing pack and they duly obliged thanks to Daly’s second half finish.
Defeat would surely have ended any hopes of Pike coming from behind to win the title, but they are now nine points of leaders Janesboro with a game in hand- not ideal but not too dramatic in tight division.
Regional came into the game with an unbeaten record and would have been hopeful their 0 would have remained intact when they took the lead when Kieran O’Connell turned home Evan Shine’s corner.
The hosts responded well and after creating half chances found themselves level as Pa Mullins came up from the back to head home.
The sides continued to trade half chances as the half progressed, but neither could sneak ahead before half time.
The hosts did manage to get ahead after the break and Mullins was again involved. This time the club legend headed a Patrick O’Malley delivery into the path of Daly and finished well.
Pike had chances to extend the lead and make things more comfortable, but it turned out Daly’s effort was decisive.