A bright autumn morning at the CIE grounds saw St Patricks Athletic Supporters Club take on Loughshinny in a Leinster Senior League fixture.
St Patricks were looking for their third win in a row but it was Loughshinny who started the brighter of the two sides.
It was an even contest until the 20th minute when Graham Fitzpatrick was taken down in the box, and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.
A weakly taken kick by Joey Nolan was easily saved by the keeper, but this seemed to be the catalyst which settled St Pats and allowed them to take control of the game.
A fine individual effort by Joey Nolan saw him burst through the left hand side of the box and deftly place the ball in the corner of the net leaving the keeper no chance.From this point on it was one way traffic.
A towering header by captain John Doyle and likewise by Peter Clarke saw St Pats take a 3-0 lead into the break.
Resumption of play in the second half saw St Pat's make several changes with no adverse effect on their overall dominance and three more second half goals by Joey Nolan, Davey Byrne, and Peter Clarke saw them run out comfortable winners.
The Saints take a league break this week as they are participating in the Leinster junior shield.
John Mahon's side visit Deerpark Ath of the AUL on Sunday morning in Aylesbury Park with an 11am kick off time.
All supporters of St Patricks Ath are urged to lend their support.
For more information you can contact Noel Cleary or John Doyle 0863848450/0871459547
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