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Students Withstand Heart Attack

UCD AFC put another point on the board following a 0-0 draw with Sacred Heart in the Leinster Senior League.lsl



UCD AFC's Leinster Senior League Sunday Senior 1A team faced their toughest challenge of the season so far when they took on Sacred Heart away on a blustery Wednesday night. A game dominated by strong wind and robust challenges offered up little in the way of chances and both sides were happy with the 0-0 final score.


Chances were few and far between in the first half as both defences remained resolute in the face of potential attacks. UCD managed to breach the home defence once in the first half when Marc Whelan sped through only for the advancing keeper to thwart him as he pulled the trigger. UCD's best chance of success came from getting the ball on the ground but this proved easier said than done as the game descended into an aerial battle.


Sacred Heart upped their tempo in the second half and looked to have UCD where they wanted them. A series of important blocks from the Students' back four ensured the game remained scoreless. Conor McGroarty set himself up to play both villain and hero in a few short seconds, luckily he executed the second role perfectly. A flighted ball into the UCD area caught out the young keeper and his attempted punch fell to the feet of the salivating Heart's striker. His effort was destined for the back of the net before McGroarty quickly dropped his villain mask in favour of his hero outfit. McGroarty's body spun in the air as he flicked the ball over the bar and away for a corner.


That scare only made UCD more resolute and determined to hang on for a well deserved point.


UCD: McGroarty, Lehane, Davey, McFlynn, Dillon, Lynagh, Timmons, Harte, Roche (Curtin), Whelan, Daly