LSL Senior Sunday
Crumlin United 4
Cherry Orchard 2
Crumlin United saw off a late Cherry Orchard comeback attempt to close the gap on the top six.
Martin Loughran’s men registered back to back league wins for the first time since September to move to within two points of second in a tight LSL Senior Sunday title race.
Crumlin took advantage of the fact front runners Killester, Bluebell United, Mochtas and Newbridge all drew over the weekend to move to fifth.
On the other hand Cherry Orchard, who have hit form in recent weeks, remain just one place above the drop zone, although they will point to games in hand as a factor to where they lie.
Crumlin started well at Armagh Road and were two to the good by half time. Defender Gary Murphy made it two goals in two games as he broke the deadlock before Sean Harding ensured they had a two goal cushion at the break.
Crumlin came out after the break looking for more goals and got another one in sensational fashion.Kieran Reilly found the net from distance to put a comfortable three goal cushion between the sides.
Conor Murphy then scored late for the second game running making it three goals in two games when he produced a composed finish to put four between the sides.
Cherry Orchard to their credit continued to battle and pulled two back the first via a free and the second from the spot, but it was Crumlin’s day an indeed their weekend considering other results in the LSL top flight.