Dysart march on

Dysart FC ………………… 3  Castlerea Celtic ……….. 2 Niall Corbett 14 min.; Damian Webb 47 min.; Mark Higgins 26 min.; Damian Garvey 63 min.; James Coyne 39 min. Leaders Dysart march on after a hard fought win over fourth place Castlerea Celtic in Dysart. During the first five minutes of the game, both sides set out their stall to play attacking football. With just eight minutes on the clock, Celtic won a free-kick and Damian Webb saw his shot cleared off the line. The first yellow card of the game went to Dysart’s James Coyne for a high tackle, and one minute later Celtic’s Shane Curran was booked for dissent. It was Dysart who were playing all the football and after some good build play, took the lead with a goal from Niall Corbett. After the goal, Celtic started to play some football, Conor McSharry saw his shot come back of the Dysart post and go wide. Celtic won the first corner of the game and Damian Webb went just wide with a fine header. The second yellow card went to Dysart’s David Thompson. With twenty-six minutes on the clock, Dysart took the lead from a free kick pick up by Mark Higgins who shot past Shane Curran in the Celtic goal. On thirty-seven minutes, Dysart Mark Higgins saw his shot hit the Celtic post. By this time Dysart were camping out in the Celtic half and on thirty-nine minutes won a free kick which was taken by Greg Kelly and his shot was well saved, but James Coyne picked up the rebound to make it 3-0 to the home side, it looked like game over at half time. The second half was all Celtic looking to get back into the game and on forty-seven minutes Celtic won a corner and Damian Webb arrived late into the box to put Celtic right back into the game. Celtic picked up their second yellow card of the game with Trevor Kelly going into the referee’s notebook.  With sixty-three minutes on the clock, Damian Garvey made it a real fight for the home side making it 3-2. All the football was coming from Celtic, and Dysart had their back to the wall. Celtic’s Packie O’Brien forced a great save from Dysart goalkeeper Derek Miskell. With just five on the clock Celtic’s Packie O’Brien missed a great chance to level the game. The game ended with Dysart marching on. Could this be the end of Celtic’s title challenge?