HOME FARM….0 LIFFEY WANDERERS ….0
JOHN HANM’S LSL Senior Sunday side played out a very tactical encounter with Liffey Wanderers with both sides having to settle for a point as the two sides drew a blank on the scoresheet in their Senior Sunday league encounter at Whitehall.
Home Farm created the more clear-cut chances but Liffey were well set up and despite the best efforts of Sean Manley, Sean Twomey and Padraig Gilsenan who caught the eye for the home side they could not break down a rock solid Wanderers rearguard.
Liffey were very organised with central defenders Ciaran Grogan and Dean Murphy very solid in the middle of the visitors back four but it was goalkeeper Lee Doyle who made a telling save with his outstretched leg to deny the Farm going in front just after the interval while in the 94th minute he made himself ‘big’ as Sifaks Mellah had a glorious opportunity at the death to bag all three points, but shot over the bar with only Doyle in the Liffey goal to beat.
Liffey had couple of free kicks in dangerous positions but failed to hit the target and that was the nearest they came to scoring on a bitterly cold night at Whitehall.
Both sides were dangerous off set pieces with Jack McMullan going close on a couple of occasions from set pieces for the Farm. On a bitterly cold night both sides showed huge commitment in shutting each other down and while scoring opportunities were at a premium, it was the home side who came closest to nicking all the points.
Liffey stay sixth on 28 points while Farm with three points less on 25 are in 10th – although 12 points clear of Kilnamanagh FC in 11th position.
HOME FARM: Dylan Fitzpatrick; Sean Manley, Fintan Kerins, Sifaks Mellah, Jack McMullan, Sean Twomey, Padraig Gilsenan, Dylan Clausen, Sean Goulding, Eoin Murray, Matt McEntee. Subs: Ronan Murtagh, Dean McNevin, Ben Hogan, Stephen o’Sullivan, Alex Prizeman, Ryan Flannery.
LIFFEY WANDERERS: Lee Doyle; Adam Deegan, Clayton Maher, Ciaran Grogan, Dean Murphy, Conor Riddick, Sean Noble, Rhys Gorman, Tega Dortie, Aaron Mountgomery, Eoghan Roe. Subs: Patrick Obijuru, Sean Dowling, Aaron Sheehan, Cathal De Brun, Thomas O’Rourke, Ciaran Bizzell.