Senior Division Sunday
Killester Donnycarney FC-1
Ciaran McGahon was the man while Carl Moody was in the goal scoring mood as Malahide registered their first league win of the new season in style on Friday night.
Malahide banked three points at the third time of asking as they saw of a Killester Donnycarney side hotly fancied to mount a title challenge at the start of the season under Gannon Park lights.
McGahon was impressive in the red and black scoring one and assisting twice while the inform Moody hit a brace as the Gannon Park side got off the win mark.
A determined Malahide came out of the blocks firing and were three to the good after just 25 minutes.
The team that have scored in every league game they have played this season showed their goal scoring prowess early on as they took the lead on eight minutes.
Moody benefited from some good McGahon work to fire the home side in front.
Just 12 minutes later and the homeside had a two goal cushion to relax on and fluffed it up just five minutes later as they moved firmly into three point pole.
McGahon doubled the advantage before teeing up Moody for his second and his side’s third. That strike on 25 minutes put some serious distance between the sides at half time.
Gary Howlett must have fired some home truths at half time as his side came out a different animal after the turn.
The visitors began to dominate and after a number of missed chances pulled one back via talisman Stephen Chambers.
However, just when a comeback looked on the cards the home side managed to find the net again and all but end the visitors hopes of a result.
Darren Doyle made it seven goals for United in their last two games to put the result beyond doubt.
To add insult to injury Chambers was sent off with eight minutes to go for a second yellow.