Draw a fair result

Lisnamult Celtic 1 Laurencetown 1 Danny Doyle’s Lisnamult Celtic went into this game on the back of a great win over Castlebar Town in the last round of the cup, while Laurencetown had a good win in the league over Ballinagare.   This game was slow to get started with both sides taking time to settle, but it was Laurencetown who looked like opening the scoring, when a fine run into the penalty box led to a shot being saved on the line, with the Lisnamult ‘keeper in no man’s land.   It was all Laurencetown and they took the lead when Ken Kenny went around the Celtic ‘keeper to score.    Against the run of play Lisnamult won a free-kick just outside the box and Edimielson shot just over.    Lisnamult then wasted chances to level the game but with five minutes left in the first half Edimielson won possession and rounded the Laurencetown keeper to make the score at half-time Lisnamult 1 Laurencetown 1.   Danny Doyle must have stripped the paint off the dressing room wall at half-time as Lisnamult looked a much better side in the second half and made a lot of good goal-scoring chances but sadly they had left their shooting boots in the dressing-room.   As the half wore on it was Laurencetown who looked the more likely winners. Lisnamult had their backs to the wall for the last ten minutes of the game, but overall few would argue with a draw in what was a game that featured some good football.    Lisnamult manager Danny Doyle told the People after the game that he was happy with the result but he lamented the missed chances ‘that could have won it for us.’  Man of the Match  The award goes to Laurencetown’s best player, Mark Nee, who was outstanding throughout.