LSL Senior Sunday
Dean Kelly hit a brace as St Mochtas returned to Senior Sunday winning ways on Saturday night.
The Champions drifted off the pace at the top of the table somewhat after a defeat and a draw in their last two games, but managed to turn over Drumcondra on Saturday.
Former League Of Ireland goal getter Kelly was the net finding hero again as he hit two goals as Mochtas moved to within five points of league leaders Killester.
The defeat leaves Drumcondra at the bottom of the table with just four points from their opening eight games, although in such a tight league they are just four points of safety.
The hosts who have scored just twice in the league this season were competitive in the opening 20 minutes and had the games first real clear cut chance only to be denied by a Mark Osbourne save just eight minutes before they had a half volley just off target.
Keith Dunne threatened twice before the turn, but fired over and was denied by a good save. However, just when it looked like Drums were going to go in level at the break Kelly popped up with the opener.
The striker expertly finding the top corner to give his side a half time advantage.
To their credit the home side kept battling and after they shared chances with the champions forced another great Mark Osbourne save.
However, minutes after David Somers flirted with doubling the advantage he fired in a shot that Alan McGreal turned home to give the Saints some breathing space 57 minutes in.
McGreal came close to doubling his tally soon after, but with 23 minutes to go it was Kelly who registered a brace.
Kelly converted after the visitors win a penalty and their was no coming back for Drumcondra.
— St. Mochta’s F.C. (@stmochtasfc) November 4, 2017