LSL Senior Sunday
St Patricks CY-1
Killester United came back from a goal down to win a battle of unbeaten’s and maintain their 100 percent start of to the season.
The Haddon Park side trailed at half time to a goal from CY keeper Shane Nolan, but responded well to eventually claim victory in a clash the visitors would have felt they deserved a point from.
The CY came into the game full of confidence after wins over Bluebell and Firhouse and they took the lead in bizarre fashion just nine minutes in.
Two minutes after one of his kick outs nearly caught out his opposite number with a booming kick out the net minder was celebrating scoring.
Whelan was caught out by the bounce after another Nolan kick out and CY took a lead which they took into half time.
The home side equalised soon after the turn around when Mick Kelly pounced to score close in, although it was contested by the visiting players and line.
Nolan dropped a deep cross, but appeared to re gather before a challenge allowed Kelly to pounce and force the goal home. The ref deemed the challenge on the keeper was fair, the goal stood and parity was restored.
There was nothing controversial about Kelly’s second as the wide man was slipped in, showed great feet and found the back of the net.
CY attempted response and pushed in a bid to keep their unbeaten record and it looked as if they had the perfect chance to level soon after.
The referee awarded the Ringsend side their third spot kick in three games, but this time Andy Doolin failed to convert and fired over the bar.
Daniel Kelly then had a late chance to secure his side a point after being played in by Cassidy his shot sparked visiting celebrations until the realised his effort hit the outside rather than inside of the net.
Killester are now four wins from four and sit top of the table at this early stage and while CY suffered defeat for the first time they will feel their is enough in the performance to suggest they can dream bigger than just survival.