October 11th 2015
LSL Sunday Major
Mid Sutton FC 2
Skerries Town FC 5
After three successive cup wins, Skerries has a successful return to league action with a 5-2 away victory over Mid Sutton this morning.
The Goats, who narrowly lost to title rivals in their last game, started the brighter and got an early break through when Shane Langan swung in a near-post corner which was met by the head of Sean Lynch to score his third header in as many weeks.
Langan again minutes later proved provider when he whipped a delightful free kick into the box for Darragh Walsh to head homeand double Skerries’s lead at the break.
Langan and Lynch have shown to have a real understanding of each others style and when the seasiders had a throw-in deep in Mid Sutton territory Langan was alert to take a quick throw which allowed Lynch to roll the first defender and take on a second, cutting back in and giving the keeper no chance with a thunderous drive for his ninth goal of the season.
Dan Lamont got in on the act soon after to make it 4-0 and Skerries looked to be in cruise control. However, Mid Sutton sparked a mini revival and the Tombolo Men grabbed two quick set piece goals from slack Skerries defending.
Mid Sutton were beginning to build p a head of steam and were looking threatening, but Colm McGearty in goals and Keith O’Callaghan and Alex Doyle at centre-half relieved the pressure with some assured clearances.
After this brief setback Skerries began to reassert themselves and the Fingal outfit almost got a fifth after good work from Walsh whose cross was met by Lynch in the air only for the big man’s header to be well saved down low by the impressive Mid Sutton to deny him a hatrick.
Skerries, however, were not to be denied a fifth and Shane Langan scored the magnificent goal his overall game was deserving of when he thundered a half-cleared corner-kick back into the top corner of the net from 25yards.
As the game drew to a conclusion there were injury worries for Skerries with captain Keith O’Callaghan and tough-tackling Barry Davey being forced off. Skerries coped well with Lynch dropping back in to midfield and powerhouse Dean Monks drop into centre half. The two showed the steel and cuteness to take any pressure off and see the game out.
3 points in the bag, Skerries will need to improve next week as they travel to AUL Premier A outfit Ayrfield in the FAI Junior Cup 3rd round. Mid Sutton will be looking for more consistency going forward after patches of impressive play.