Dunloy scrape into last four by two points

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dunloy scrape into last four by two points thumbnailBallymena Captain Aidan O’Connell and Dunloy Captain Conal Cunning line-up with referee John Moran before their match. WK45048

DUNLOY ground out a two point win over All Saints to reach the last four of the Under 21 'B' Championship, writes Jim Smyth.
Played in treacherous conditions, the Cuchullains had to overturn a six point deficit at half-time with the visitors to Pearse Park showing in the first half that goals make the difference in knock out football.
Despite the Cuchullains having the lion's share of possession in the opening 30 minutes, a well organised All Saints defence continued to frustrate them while bagging two late majors through Ryan McGarry and Niall Shannon to go into the interval six points up.
The Cuchullains regrouped at half-time and were much more clinical after the restart.
A goal from tireless midfielder Oisin McPoland in the fortieth minute brought them to within touching distance while they controlled the second half to edge past a gallant display from the Ballymena men.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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