LSL Major Sunday
Newlands/Casltepark won the first of two major Major Sunday Clondalkin derbies on Tuesday night.
It wasn’t quite demolition derby, but the Moyle Park residence beat Clondalkin Celtic to register their first win of the new season.
The sides which are separated on the map by the Camac River were separated on the pitch by two home goals on the same night fellow Clondalkin sides St Francis and Collinstown went to Major battle.
Clondlakin Celtic did have periods of possession in the tie, but the hosts were more ruthless in front of goal.
Tom McDonald opened the scoring on 18 minutes when he raced onto a Padraig Buckley flick on before finishing near post from the edge of the area.
Nathan Kileen then doubled the advantage 15 minutes shy of the break after he raced onto a defence splitting pass before lifting over the advancing net minder.
Clondalkin Celtic lost a player 15 minutes after the restart, but the 10 men didn’t lose their fight. The pushed their neighbours hard, but couldn’t find passage into the game.
Sean Haore did think he had trebled the advantage late on but the ref deemed his shot off the underside of the cross bar didn’t cross the line.
It matter little as Newlands claimed victory in the first of what will be many Clondalkin Major Sunday derbies this season.