Fanad strikes again to the highest of the desk after a 2-1 victory over Kildrum Tigers at Traigh-a-Loch.
This prime of the desk Premier League conflict as anticipated produced a really keenly contested ninety minutes plus.
After Ronan McKinney had gone shut within the third minute the League leaders Kildrum Tigers performed the final hour with ten males following the sending off of Daniel Clarke within the twenty eighth minute.
The midfielder initially obtained a yellow however that was instantly adopted by a straight crimson from Referee Marty McGarrigle for one thing mentioned by the midfielder, an enormous blow for the guests.
Fanad Utd had loads of possession within the opening half however didn’t actually hassle keeper Chris O Donnell from open play.
Nonetheless they took the lead simply earlier than halftime when Edward O Reilly volleyed Darren McElwaine’s harmful free-kick excessive into the web, 1-0 to Fanad on the break.
That rapidly grew to become 2-0 seven minutes into the second-half when Edward O Reilly and simply launched Peter Carr mixed on the suitable facet and the latter’s cross was headed dwelling from shut vary by Eoin Logue, 2-0 and Kildrum with all of it to do.
They had been nearly again in it within the 56th minute when Matthew Crossan’s piledriver from thirty yards got here again of the publish with Mark McConigley crushed.
To their credit score Kildrum’s ten males saved their work charge to a excessive degree and made Fanad working very laborious to carry onto their benefit, and because the recreation headed to it’s ultimate fifteen minutes the guests had been nonetheless in it.
And that started much more probably within the 77th minute when substitute Kealan Gillen produced a cracking shot from out on the suitable facet flew into the far prime on the web, 2-1 and recreation now actually on. However regardless of the most effective effort of Kildrum’s 10 males, Fanad held on for this essential victory.
Fanad Utd ; Mark McConigley, Declan McGarvey, Liam McGreneghan, Oisin Langan, James Gallagher, Paddy McGinley ( Peter Carr 50mins), Keelin McElwaine ( Declan O Donnell 85mins), Patrick Carr, Eoin Logue, Edward O Reilly, Darren McElwaine.
Kildrum Tigers: Chris O’Donnell, Luke Toland, James McNulty, Michael Lynch, Matthew Crossan, Jamie McKinney ( Frank McBrearty (63mins), Ronan McKinney, Daniel Clarke, James Connolly ( Kealan Gillen 60mins), Brian Breslin ( Charlie Shovelin 88mins), Darryl Browne. Referee; Marty McGarrigle.
Fanad maintain on to beat 10-man Kildrum and go prime of the desk was final modified: November fifth, 2023 by