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Experience the key to Doire Trasna victory

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Experience the key to Doire Trasna victory thumbnailLimavady Wolfhounds player Ruairi O’Kane playing against Doire Trasna during their match this week.

LIMAVADY...............................0-8 DOIRE TRASNA........................3-10

DOIRE Trasna took another step on the road back to Division Two with an emphatic victory over a generally young and lightweight Limavady on the pristine Scroggy Road ground.
When the Wolfhounds struck the post twice and crossbar once with just a point to show for it, the big home support maybe had an indication that it was not going to be their day and that is how it turned out.
The Waterside men were far too streetwise and physically strong, making the ball do the work in contrast to Limavady who overcooked every attack. With big Eoghan Carlin wearing number 15 and perfect in the sweeper role, impressive full back Deeney and centre half McDermott gobbling up the Limavady attacks, it was an uphill struggle for the home team.
The winners played Dee Sterritt and Darren Harkin in a two man full forward line and their understanding and efficiency went a long way towards victory. The excellent Michael McNaught and Paul Quigley hogged midfield and all over the field, their passing and link play was near perfect.
Limavady could not be faulted for effort but they lacked someone who could slow things down and be more direct. Time after time their cross field passing simply gave Paul Simpson's men time to get back and build a defensive barrier.
This defeat leaves Limavady six points adrift of Doire Trasna and out of the promotion race so now it looks between Trasna and Glack who are in second place with four points behind and a game in hand.
Limavady had an early flurry of attacks but the ball would not go where they intended and it was the city men who got on the board first with a well worked Caolan O'Connell point. Richard King, from a free and a blistering shot from Aaron McGregor tipped over by keeper McGilloway gave the Wolfhounds a brief lead. Richard King should have done better than send a goal bound shot against a post and that was as good as it got for his team.

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