Newtown sent packing by rampant St. Peter’s
St. Peter’s Bhoys 7, Newtown United 2: Newtown United were sent packing from the People’s Park last Sunday morning after coming up against a rampant St. Peter’s side.
The Bray outfit were four goals to the good after just fifteen minutes thanks to Paul Farrell and the match looked like it was over before it had even started. Newtown weren’t about to let that let happen though and pulled two goals back within ten minutes. Unfortunately they couldn’t produce the comeback needed to worry the hosts.
The first goal of the game arrived after six minutes and it was created by the impressive direct running of left winger of David Duffin. Duffin made his way down the wing and eventually found himself in the penalty area so he slipped the ball into Farrell’s path and the number 9 swept it home.
Two minutes later and
it looked like a mirror image of their earlier goal when the Bhoys doubled their lead, but this time Duffin fed Shane Byrne who was the man that got the assist.
There is a lot of superstition about the number 13 but Farrell won’t be reading into that anymore as he completed his hat-trick in the 13th minute when Byrne clipped the ball to the back post and Farrell rose to nod it home.
His fourth soon followed when his low shot from close range beat Jackie Kelly in the Newtown goals.
The momentum then briefly changed as Newtown pounced on sloppy Peter’s defending to score twice.
First Ken Clucas’ error allowed Terry Murphy to race clean through on goal and he finished with aplomb.
Paul Thompson then fooled the home defence with a fantastic dummy which gave Anto Duffy enough time and space to pick his spot and score.
Three minutes later and a penalty awarded by referee Thomas Dowling allowed Shane Byrne to give his side a three goal lead once again after smashing his spot kick down the middle.
An injury to Newtown’s Shane Kelly ended the left back’s game but I’m sure he forgot all about it after his beloved Liverpool’s fantastic result against Man City.
The Saints Darren McAteer came agonizingly close to scoring before half time when his neat run gave him the chance to shoot and when he did he rattled the crossbar.
Eight minutes before the half time and the goal of the game was scored by David Duffin when he guided the ball into the bottom corner of net from 25 yards out and in an awkward position.
The usually prolific Shane Byrne then missed a chance he would normally dispatch with ease when he was put through the middle but the striker dragged his shot just wide.
Byrne then squandered another chance on 65 minutes when his shot was saved by Jackie Kelly on 65 minutes but his side did add to their lead when Darren McAteer found the net.
Duffin then grabbed his second of the game after dispatching the rebound from his own shot into the back of the net.
He almost grabbed himself a third late on only to be denied by a smart save from Kelly.
Paul Farrell (St. Peter’s Bhoys). Four goals in the first 15 minutes for the striker, not a bad mornings work.
The St. Peter’s Bhoys team who defeated Newtown United.