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Published on July 18th, 2016 | by admin


Div.2 Senior Football Dunloy 2-11 Sarsfields 2-07

Dunloy 2-11 Sarsfields 2-07

Div2b Senior football league

After picking up and impressive away win to Glenvey Dunloy senior footballers made in 2 wins in a row with victory at home to Sarsfields.

With the league now split it’s a battle to avoid relegation back to Division 3 so winning our home games becomes even more important for manager Dominic Dillon.

The game was one that Dunloy looked comfortable for large periods and dominated much of the play. From watching this performance, you have to wonder how we are in the bottom half of the league. Two outstanding points from Steven McAlone gave Dunloy a 0-04 to 0-02 lead after 14mins before a well taken goal from corner forward Kevin McAllister pulled Dunloy further ahead.

In fact, he should have buried an easier chance not long after but the Sarsfields keeper saved well. At the other end Dunloy’s defence was on top with full back Duane Scott & keeper Sean Doherty making some great blocks to deny the Belfast men a goal of their own.

Shane Dooey added another score before another goal by Kevin McAllister gave Dunloy a half time lead of 2-07 to 0-05.

Playing against the breeze in the second half the home side found the going a lot tougher as Sarsfields threw everything at them straight away. The Belfast men got the first few scores with Dunloy only scoring a single point in this period. A goal for Sarsfields would of previously seen Dunloy start to fold but with the confidence of the win and performance the week before the home side dug in defended strongly.

3 points in a row for Dunloy gave them a 2-11 to 1-07 lead before a goal with the last kick of the game by Sarsfields made the score line look a lot tighter than it was.

A big win for Dunloy at this stage of the season in the battle to avoid relegation where points are like gold dust. Next up is a home game to Glenravel.

A good display from the team as a unit from start to finish which will please manager Dominic Dillon. In nets Sean Doherty was solid as always and made some excellent saves to keep the goals secure. In defence Duane Scott & Karl O’Kane were best on show. Up front Shane Dooey, Steven McAlone & Karl Fitzpatrick tortured Sarsfields for the full hour.

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