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Students Hit Seven

UCD AFC hit Blackrock College for seven on Saturday.Sat_Prem


UCD AFC got back to winning ways in the Leinster Senior League Saturday Premier Division with a dominating display against Blackrock College in Belfield. UCD ran out 7-0 winners thanks to two goals from Mark Bolan and Rory Giles and a hat trick from Cormac Suen. The Belfield Students were 5 goals to the good at half time as they blitzed their opponents, looking to put their recent defeat to league leaders Cabinteely and exit from the cup behind them.


UCD opened the scoring with less than 10 minutes on the clock. Mark Boland was picked out by Rory Giles in the box and his header was expertly placed past the helpless keeper. Giles' ball into the box was inviting and Boland matched it with a smart finish.


UCD's lead was doubled soon after when Cormac Suen got the first of his three goals. Another ball into the box was not dealt with by the visiting defence and Suen pounced. The lead up to the goal was somewhat scrappy but Suen took full advantage to push UCD further ahead.


Mark Boland was buoyed by his first goal and used the confidence boost to take on a long range shot. The shot seemed to take a deflection on its way to the back of the net but Boland did not mind.


Three goals to the good with 20 minutes gone in the first half and it was clear that UCD's opposition were beginning to show signs a capitulation was on the cards. Blackrock could not live with UCD's passing or movement and it was not long before the fourth goal went in. Rory Giles was having a superb game on the wing and he combined with Patrick Brett to break free of the Blackrock defence before he slotted the ball into the back of the net to cap a fine first half performance.


There was still time left in the first half for another goal. A penalty was awarded when Declan Weir showed some impressive skills to bring the ball into the box and as he looked to evade another defender he was brought to ground. Cormac Suen stepped up and brought his first half haul to two.


The second half did not match the first for excitement but UCD kept pressing for more goals and then eventually came. Cormac Suen picked up the match ball as he added to the Blackrock misery when scoring his 3rd goal of the game. Rory Giles rounded off a fine UCD performance with another goal and UCD had all three points.


UCD AFC: Phelan, Naughton, Cullen (McGovern), Westman, Brett, Mack, Culleton (Millar), Weir, Giles, Boland, Suen (McLaughlin)