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Freshers on Cloud Nine with win!

Two goals apiece from James Shiggins, Eoin Duffy and Robert Nolan and goals from David McLaughlin, Daniel Carroll and Mark Nugent saw our freshers team record an emphatic 9-0 victory over Ballyfermot in Saturday's LSL Major 1B tie.lsl

After taking a couple of weeks to gel they have now started to hit some form with back to back victories.

The opening goal came from David McLaughlin after just five minutes, after a great through ball from James Shiggins played him through and under pressure from the defender he calmly slotted it past the Ballyfermot keeper.

UCD were playing some brilliant free flowing football, however came up against some stern opposition as the Ballyfermot keeper was determined to keep his side in the game with a number of great saves including a brilliant double save from David McLaughlin.

However, UCD soon went further ahead when the referee awarded a penalty when Robert Nolan was fouled in the box. Up stepped James Shiggins to send the keeper the wrong way and put UCD two goals up.

Determined not to let his midfield partner steal the show, Eoin Duffy scored two quick goals just before half time, drilling the first home from the edge of the box after some good play, before Shiggins played him through and he rounded the keeper to give UCD a four goal half time lead.

It took UCD a while to settle back into their stride in the second half with the home side putting in a number of crunching tackles. However, midway through the second half David McLaughlin was played in down the right wing and after beating two players he pulled it back to give Rob Nolan a simple finish.

Despite their comfortable lead UCD were determined to score even more and Daniel Carroll did just that after he was played in down the left wing, took one touch inside and chipped the stranded keeper with a great finish.

Substitute Mark Nugent was determined to get in on the action shortly after coming on and after some great work by Rob Nolan down the wing saw the ball pulled back to the waiting Nugent who drilled it past the keeper to give him no chance.

Two more goals were added late on after James Shiggins finished off another great move with a brilliant finish into the top corner and Rob Nolan grabbed his second of the game in the closing minutes.

UCD Team: Sheridan, D O'Kelly (Phillips), M O'Kelly, Farrelly, O'Tigearnaigh, Turner, Nolan, Duffy, McLaughlin (Keane), Shiggins, Carroll (Nugent)

Unused Subs: Meegan, Prendergast, O'Neill, Beirne

Next week will see UCD host Tymon Celtic on Saturday at 12pm in Belfield.