LSL Senior Sunday
The long wait for a Shortt league goal is over. Cherry Orchard Anthony Shortt scored his first league goals since signing for the club in the Summer to ensure victory over Drumcondra on Wednesday night.
Shortt has proved an effective attacking option and even threat for The Orchard since signing from Tolka Rovers, but St Francis all time top scorer failed to find they net in the league till match week nine.
Fittingly and much to the delight of the Orchard it was a case of two coming at once as the experienced strikers brace secured The Orchard three points before 20 minutes had past.
The win see’s Orchard, a team that were in the title race this time last year move up to 14, while defeat leaves Drumcondra rooted to bottom spot.
Having impressed their way to an away draw against St Patrick’s CY last time out there were some suggesting Drumcondra had turned a corner and were ready to put a run of results together.
However, any confidence they had brought into the tie from their previous performance was nigh on shattered within a minute.
Shortt found the back of the net within seconds of the kick off to give the visitors the earliest of leads.
The former Francis, Glenville and Tolka front man then doubled the advantage on 17 minutes again showing great strength and finishing prowess to put Declan Hevey’s men firmly in three point poll position.
The Orchard didn’t add to their tally, but did manage to dominate for the remainder of the half and indeed the tie.
Shortt should have scored a third while Mark Sandford and Jack O’Connor also missed great chances in a game were Lorcan Shannon stood out down the right flank.
Picture Credit Anto O’Brien.