PATS STAY ON TRACK AGAINST ‘THE BRACK’

  • Tue, May 26, 2009 @ 10:11

The 13s stayed on course to win their division following their 3-0 win against Ballybrack Boys.

Having secured promotion Christy O'Sullivan's charges took the 3 points on offer to keep their title charge alive and keep the pressure on their only challengers Mountview Boys - hoping they will slip up in the final run-in.

The Saints twin strikeforce of Mark Sanford and Daniel Peppard were a constant threat to their opponent's goal. Both strikers didn't take their 1st opportunities, Peppard failed to connect as the ball flashed across the box, while Sanford's lob just sailed over.

The writing was on the wall for Ballybrack and Ryan Usher in the Ballybrack goal could do little to prevent Pat's opening goal in the 20th minute, Peppard crossed and Sanford delivered.

Pat's keeper Aaron O'Keeffe was then called into action moments later as Patrick Curley's effort almost saw Ballybrack level instantly. Then it was the post that rescued Pats as Dean Baily's goalbound shot rebounded to safety.

The 2 near misses seemed to galvanize the Inchicore lads - Peppard again the provider and Sanford the finisher, 2-0 to Pats just on half-time.

The 2nd half saw more of the same - Ballybrack struggling to cope with Pats twin threat and Pats keeping a wary eye on their midfielder, Dean Bailey.

The game and points were duly sealed when Pats netted a 3rd, Sanford split the Ballybrack defence with a delightful pass to Michael James, his cross flew across the goal and Peppard volleyed home.

The win leaves Pats 6 points clear but Mountview can close the gap by winning the games they have in hand – a tight and tense finish is guaranteed.



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