Munster Senior League
Avondale United- 0
Chris Fox’s early strike was worthy of winning any game and it turns out it won this MSL top flight clash.
The striker found the back of the net after just four minutes and his goal separated the sides 86 minutes later as Hall banked three points that saw them over take Avondale and move toward the top half of the table.
The visitors got off the the perfect start as Fox’s delicate chip found the back of the net.
Josh O’Shea came close to drawing the Dale’s level on 15 mins but his effort the side netting and Hall kept their lead.
Andy Gannon then came close after a great ball from Mark Horgan but headed over rather than under the bar before Owen O’Sullivan also saved a Mark Murphy penalty on 37 mins.
The Dales Vinny O Brien was sent off on 50 minutes for a second yellow and it then seemed all set up for the away side to take control.
However, Avondale started to dominate and did all the attacking, but the Hall defence stood firm and kept themselves in front.
The hosts were then reduced to nine with eight minutes to go as Willie Heffernan was red carded for a rash challenge.
Eoin Lougheed had a great chance late on, but headed Josh O’Shea cross over the bar.