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Whole Lot of Loving Going On as UCD Hit Six

UCD AFC beat CYM Ternure 6-0 in the Leinster Senior League Sunday Senior 1A.lsl



A first half blitz of goals from UCD AFC's Leinster Senior League Sunday team left CYM Terenure with no hope of leaving Belfield with anything as the Belfied Students notched up another three points following a 6-0 demolition of their visitors.


It was an unlikely source that broke the deadlock early on as midfield anchor man, John Bourke, through off his shackles to burst into the box and plunder a well taken goal with his head. The inch perfect cross from the right avoided the keeper and it was the simplest of finishes for Bourke.


It was another header that doubled UCD's lead. Another old head came forward from the back and connected with a delicious Eoin Roche corner and the ball nestled in the back of the net via the cross bar. It was Steve Dillon's first goal in UCD colours since returning to Belfield from Australia.


Niall Daly was not to be outdone in the scoring stakes and UCD's traditional marksman did not have to wait long to have his name on the score sheet. An under hit back pass gave him ample opportunity to race onto the mistake before slotting the ball under the encroaching keeper.


UCD turned on the style for the fourth goal as the energetic Dan Lehane picked up the ball on the left and fed Eoin Roche. Roche's perfect ball to Timmons was laid off for Ronan Lynagh who flighted a ball into the box and there was John Bourke to head the ball into the net for his second of the game. An exhibition in heading that any young player looking on would have done well to remember.


The lights went out soon after for CYM when UCD made it five. An inswinging corner from Roche caused havoc in the box and a Terenure defender deflected it past his helpless keeper.


The highlight for one bystander in the first half, was getting the opportunity to trick the opposing striker. That bystander was UCD keeper Conor McGroarty and his Cruyff turn left his opponent chasing butterflies as UCD's number one moved confidently in the other direction, his face lighting up as he did so, one for the grandkids!


UCD controlled the second half and continued to dominate possession without adding to the score sheet until late on. Cormac O'Brolchain, on for the impressive Brian McFlynn unleashed an unstoppable drive that nestled into the back of the net with the aid of a deflection.


UCD AFC: McGroarty, Lehane, O'Reilly, Dillon, McFlynn (C O' Brolchain), Moran, Timmons, Bourke, Roche (Gordon), Daly (McNelis), Lynagh