AUL Nivea Cup
Sheriff YC – 5
Sandyhill Shangan – 0
Keith Dunne was the hat trick hero as Sheriff put five unanswered goals past Sandyhill Shangan at Clontarf Road on Sunday afternoon. Dunne re-discovered his scoring boots and chipped in with three of his side’s five, the other two coming by way of an OG and a Kevin Lynch goal.
Sheriff opened the scoring on the half hour mark when Dunne latched onto the ball after a scramble in the box and calmly fired into the net.
The advantage was doubled before the half time break when Stephen Larkin header was deflected off a Sandyhill defender into the net.
The home side upped the pressure in the second half and added a third through Dunne who headed home from a corner kick. Junior International striker Dunne rounded off hit hat trick soon after when he smashed home from inside the box.
Last season’s beaten finalists Sheriff added a fifth late on through Kevin Lynch who beat the offside trap and fired past the advancing keeper.