Swords still search­ing for first vic­tory

Fingal Independent - - SPORT -


SWORDS Celtic’s search for their first win of the sea­son in Se­nior 1 Sun­day con­tin­ues af­ter they earned their third draw in four games at Tolka Rovers.

Tolka took the lead early on, but to Swords credit they worked their way back into the game be­fore forc­ing the home de­fender to di­vert the ball into his own net.

Swords had been in the as­cen­dancy for the open­ing quar­ter of an hour, al­beit with­out cre­at­ing much of note. An ex­cel­lent move mid-way through the half saw the ball laid off to Gra­ham Leahy whose first-time shot was well held by the keeper.

Tolka grew into the game and took the lead with prac­ti­cally their first real ef­fort on goal. Af­ter a Swords at­tack was bro­ken up Tolka coun­tered quickly, with their num­ber 10 sweep­ing the ball past Oisin Mccarthy to make it 1-0 on the half-hour.

Swords worked hard to get back into the game and fol­low­ing good work from An­drew Tim­mins down the right a Gavin Smith fizzing cross struck a Tolka de­fender and flew past the home goal­keeper - 1-1.

The sec­ond half was en­ter­tain­ing as both sides at­tacked at will in search of a win­ner.

Swords cre­ated the bet­ter chances, with Gavin Smith un­lucky to see his piledriver from dis­tance hit the top of the bar, while Sean Kelly saw his goal­bound ef­fort saved on the line by the scram­bling Tolka keeper. SWORDS CELTIC: Oisin Mccarthy, Gavin Lo­gan, David Cox, Sean Kelly, Gra­ham Duff, Gra­ham Leahy, Owen Jones, An­drew Tim­mins, Calvin Dooney, Evan Kelly, Gavin Smit. Subs: Michael Wal­czak for Gra­ham Duff, An­drew Ber­ming­ham for Evan Kelly, Niall Tormey for Calvin Dooney.

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