AMATEUR FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIV A NORTH: MOUNTVIEW…. 1 TRINITY DONAGHMEDE….3
So I figured, I hope correctly, that Division ‘A’ North was down to two. Mountview and Trinity Donaghmede.
I noted that they were about to play back-to-back games and I figured, with Mountview playing catch-up, that they would need the most points from the two fixtures.
By DERMOT CLARKE
I found myself in Cabra and thought it would be rude not to go and have a look.
Superstars all over the shop, on the line, on the pitch and the man in the middle was Wayne Gahan also. First blood to Mountview when David Farrell took advantage of some indecision amongst the Trinity rearguard and he nipped between them to score.
They went in level at half-time however when Ian ‘Lippo’ Ivory finished off a decent move to make it 1-1 with everything still to play for.
Early second half that man Martyn ‘Blocker’ Moore put the visitors in front after a stunning passing move involving six Trinity players. The great Ciaran Bizzell could only watch in admiration as Moore’e strike hit the net.
Mountview were still in it however and they plugged forward with intent. Richie Coates went close to restoring parity albeit Moore went close on a few occasions to putting Trinity even further ahead.
With 12 remaining the visitors were awarded a pen and Mark Ludlow thumped it to the net to give the Donaghmede men the points.
They would seem to have one hand on the trophy but I hope Mountview turn up next week and give it a go. They are two fine sides and it’s easy to see why they’ve stretched clear of the pack, and a decent pack it is too.
Mountview FC: Ciaran Bizzell, Dan Fitzgerald, Trevor Macken, Robert Cunningham, David Farrell, Thomas Martin, Keith Molyneux, Jason Kinch, Richie Coates, Martin Mullarney, Keith Moran, Stephen Byrne, Joe Sweeney, David McMahon, Philip Rooney, Stephen Herbert, Chris Barbour.
Trinity Donaghmede: Collie Blanche, Warren Moore, Ian Hanley, Paul Quinn, Paddy Warren, Fran Matthews, Keith O’Neill, Martyn Moore, Ian Ivory, Mark Ludlow, Thomas Harford, Damien O’Kelly, Paul Larkin, Keith Bruen, Stephen Ward, Conor Daly.
Referee: Wayne Gahan.