LSL Senior 1
Philly Nolan fired home a last minute winner as Tolka Rovers secured their first win of the season in the most dramatic of fashions.
The Frank Cooke Park faithful were treated to an exciting 3-3 draw in Tolka’s last home encouther and watched on as the side went one better on Wednesday night.
Stephen Doran’s side came back fought back from falling behind on three separate occasions to register league victory for the first time since Spring.
The result was cruel on TEK’s striker Paddy Byrne who managed to hit a hat trick and still end up on the losing side.
Byrne managed to open the scoring for the away side but Ronan Murtagh, who followed Doran to Tolka from Rivervalley this summer, levelled matters with 30 minutes gone.
Byrne scored again for a side that have seen 24 goals (12 for 14 against) in their opening four games, but once again Tolka levelled.
Holding midfielder and the manager’s namesake Stephen Doran, who once wore the blue of Kilbarrack United, found the net this time.
With just ten minutes to go Byrne found the net for the third time, but straight from the tip off Jordan Nolan levelled the game back up.
It looked at that stage if the sides would share six goals evenly and the spoils as a result, but Philly Nolan had other ideas and scored with one minute to go to secure all three points for the hosts.