Regional United Cause Big Upset Against Fairview Rangers
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Regional United brought about an upset within the Limerick District League Premier Division on Thursday night with a 3-2 win over Fairview Rangers in a totally entertaining encounter at Dooradoyle. Kieran O’Connell, Sid Bourke and Jack Arra have been on the rating sheet for the house aspect whereas Jeffrey Choose and AJ Moloney scored for the guests.
Regional took the lead within the opening two minutes of the sport when a powerful run and pull again from Donal O’Connell on the correct, who was up in opposition to makeshift left-back James Fitzgerald, resulted in a shot from Arra which was parried by Aaron Savage into the trail of Kieran O’Connell who was quickest to react to attain from shut vary.
Fairview responded properly and skilled midfielder Jeffrey Choose was afforded far an excessive amount of house to drive ahead and the previous Limerick FC man duly obliged earlier than powering an effort into the online from 20 yards out.
At this juncture, the house aspect took management and may have regained the lead when each Paul Danaher and Mark Slattery have been caught flat footed and Arra raced clear however was denied by the physique of Savage. From the ensuing nook, Andy Cowpar was denied by a mixture of Savage and the post.
Tom O’Connell’s aspect have been an enormous menace from set-pieces all night with Kieran O’Connell, Cowpar and Tommy Frawley attacking the ball properly. From one other nook, a goalmouth scramble ensued when the ball appeared to strike a Fairview participant and hit the crossbar with the guests residing very dangerously.
Even though Regional try and play a beautiful model of soccer with each Ross Fitzgerald and Ewan O’Brien possessing nice means to choose the ball up from deep, it was a direct method to O’Connell and Arra which was paying dividends within the first interval.
The house help have been very sad with the choice to cease play to award a free-kick for Donal O’Connell on the correct when the winger had crossed for O’Brien to attain however the benefit was not forthcoming and the ensuing free-kick was cleared.
Jason Purcell’s aspect had two possibilities earlier than the break as Shane Duggan’s free-kick went narrowly broad and AJ Moloney fired over from the sting of the realm as Robbie Broe known as time on a riveting first half.
Fairview shuffled the pack at half-time with Mark Slattery being changed by Mark Cahill. The previous Carew Park centre-back had been struggling main as much as the sport. Additionally, James Fitzgerald was faraway from left-back and moved to the right-wing whereas Jason Cross got here in for Conor Keane and slotted in at left-back.
It was the house aspect who have been faster out of the blocks as soon as extra and deservedly took the lead when Arra powerfully beat Cahill earlier than pulling the ball again for Sid Bourke who delightfully volleyed the ball into the highest nook to place the Dooradoyle outfit forward for the second time.
The choice to maneuver Fitzgerald to the right-wing was rewarded when he burst previous Bourke on the correct hand aspect earlier than crossing for Moloney who expertly completed past Shier to revive parity for a second time. Each Frawley and Arra got here shut from nook kicks however couldnt discover the goal.
Substitute Jason Cross was having a torrid time in opposition to O’Connell and the winger beat the previous Prospect man earlier than Savage punched his effort over the bar. With 15 minutes remaining, the midfield duo of Choose and Duggan confirmed their class once they linked up earlier than the previous Galway man despatched Moloney clear however the striker, who’s in pink scorching type in the mean time, skewed his shot broad.
Proper-back Kingston hit the crossbar having profited from one other highly effective O’Connell run earlier than the guests have been lowered to 10 males when substitute Cian Fitzgerald was proven two yellow playing cards in fast succession, the second for a poor problem on Kingston.
The drama continued as we neared the top of regular time when a protracted looking out ball was collected by Moloney who had acres of time and house to run goalwards, however he was denied by an outstanding save from Shier.
Quick ahead 30 seconds and the ball was within the Fairview web when a protracted diagonal ball from Fitzgerald picked out Arra who related completely with a header to lob Savage and ship the house crowd into raptures.
The outcome ended Fairview’s unbeaten file after the fourth sport whereas Tom O’Connell can be delighted with the response from his crew following final week’s 4-1 defeat to Nenagh. Regional host Coonagh on Sunday morning whereas Fairview tackle Janesboro on the Fairgreen.
Regional United: Rob Shier, Killian Kingston, Tommy Frawley, Andy Cowpar, Sean Madigan, Ross Fitzgerald, Ewan O’Brien, Kieran O’Connell, Sid Bourke, Donal O’Connell, Jack Arra
Fairview Rangers: Aaron Savage, Jamie Enright, Paul Danaher, Mark Slattery (Mark Cahill), James Fitzgerald, Shane Duggan, Jeffery Choose, Conor Coughlan, Russell Quirke (Cian Fitzgerald), Conor Keane (Jason Cross), AJ Moloney