New­town sent pack­ing by ram­pant St. Peter’s

Bray People - - Sport - Daniel O’GOR­MAN

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.

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