Push Celtic all the way

Mid Louth Independent - - SPORT -

Trim team who were go­ing for a league and cup dou­ble.

In a game that had plenty of pas­sion with both teams play­ing foot­ball the right way de­fences were­largely on top with chances lim­ited by the qual­ity of de­fend­ing and goal­keep­ing.

How­ever, in in­jury time at the end of the game Trim won pos­ses­sion just out­side the Drogheda box and broke down the right and a pin point cross was ex­cel­lently fin­ished to the roof of the net spark­ing wild cel­e­bra­tions from the Trim Celtic fans who must have thought they had won the cup there and then.

But just like in the semi fi­nal against New­fondwell when they scored an in­jury time equaliser this Town team never knows when it’s beaten and from the kick off and deep into in­jury time they launched one fi­nal at­tack.

A high ball into the box was headed back across the area and from 18 yards out Bryan Smith con­trolled the ball on his chest and hit a vol­ley into the roof of the net giv­ing the Trim goal­keeper no chance and spark­ing mass cel­e­bra­tion from the DTFC fans.

The fi­nal whis­tle soon fol­lowed and the first pe­riod of in­jury time saw Drogheda go close through Aaron Shana­han but it was Trim that broke the dead­lock five min­utes into sec­ond half of ex­tra time with an­other great fin­ish.

Try as they did the Town lads couldn’t cre­ate an­other clear cut chance and Trim tri­umphed.

After the game a de­flated, but proud first-team boss Rob­bie Hor­gan said: ‘It was a tremen­dous ef­fort from our play­ers and man­age­ment team tonight un­der the cir­cum­stances.

The man­ager Philip Con­nolly had to call upon four U17 play­ers who where all out­stand­ing in the game. Roy Kier­ans and Stephen Do­ran played the night be­fore but you wouldn’t think it with the work rate they put in for 110 min­utes.

Ste­vie Hevey and Kevin Dunne were ex­cel­lent and young Dean Clarke who is only 18 played in the mid­dle of the park has a great eye for a pass.

Vinny O Hare was ex­cel­lent in goal and his read­ing of the game and po­si­tion­ing was top class.

Rob­bie Gav­i­gan of Muirhev­namór and Dale Hard­ing of Drogheda Town bat­tle for the ball.

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