Tommy Clements Cup
Bradley Hand hit a late winner as the side that got two hands on the Tommy Clements Cup last season started their defence in exciting fashion.
The LSL Senior 1 side were all square with AUL Premier A big guns with just two minutes of a Group A and just as it looked like Sheriff, who are now managed by former League of Ireland player Mark Quigley, were starting to turn the screw Farm grabbed a late winner.
Some brilliant work down the left by the Farm front man presented Hand with space just inside the area and he finished well to ensure an opening day winner for the reigning champions.
With long serving a successful manager Alan Reilly departed for Ballymun United it’s a new era at Sheriff, but some things never change as once again a Murphy found the net.
Stalwart Stephen ‘Bones’ Murphy opened the scoring to ensure Sheriff went in ahead at the break.
Seven minutes after the restart Gavin Carroll leveled for Home Farm and the reigning champs were ahead 12 minutes shy of the final whistle as Hand found the back of the net.
However, Sheriff were level two minutes later as Paul Murphy leveled things up.
Sheriff looked the more likely at that stage, but Hand ensured victory for Home Farm with a clever finish late on.
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