United settle for a draw

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Limavady United...............3 Lurgan Celtic..............3

LIMAVADY United threw away a great chance to record their first away league win of the season in a bizarre second half which saw them come from behind and twice fail to defend a lead, conceding in the 90th minute.
In spite of this, there were some positive signs that the Roesiders are starting to rediscover their resilience, not least Robbie Hume who had cut a lonely figure for much of the game before scoring a brace that secured him the record of the fastest player to 50 goals in the club's history garnered in only 53 appearances.
Both of these sides went into the game with less than inspiring recent records and the start was cagey, although the home side forced a couple of early corners.
United's first chance of the game came on 14 minutes with a sumptuous pass from the outside of Owens' foot was collected by Hume who teed up Law but he fired over. Overall however, United had made a solid start.
The strong wind nearly caught out Wells on 19 minutes as a hanging cross dropped behind him and hit the stanchion of the goal before being hacked away. Stefan Campbell went close two minutes later as his deflected effort cannoned off the bar and then his weak long range shot bounced awkwardly in front of Wells, who gratefully grasped it at the second attempt.
Celtic were the better team now and forced a series of chances, beginning with a fine turn and shot from Campbell, which took a deflection, quickly followed by Mullan heading a close range header straight at Wells. Another cross ball grazed the cross bar with Wells rooted to his line. The half ended with United relieved to go in on level terms.


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