Last night, Mervue United were the visitors to Turners Cross . Everybody in the ground could hardly believe what was happening in front on their eyes when City went 2-0 within the first 7 mins of the match . It was that man, "Super" Graham Cummins who scored yet again for City last night to put the rebel army in front as he got on the end of a got on the end of a Gareth Cambridge cross to finish nicely past Mervue keeper Ger Hanley with 4 minutes of the game played. Then in the 7th minute Cummins turned provider as he flicked on a Shane Duggan cross and Gavin Kavenagh was there to bury the ball into the back of the net and score his first City goal in the process. For the remainder of the first half, it seemed only a metter of when the 3rd would come as City seemed to create chance after chance for the remainder of the half .
First Cummins headed over after a great delivery from Ian Turner, and Cambridge was denied by the upright after rounding Hanley but could only strike the post from a tight angle.
Hanley was by far Mervue’s standout performer last night. Cambridge’s clever back-heel put Duggan through on goal, but the Mervue stopper was on hand to pull off a spectacular double save before half time.If the first half was an exciting one, the 2nd half was almost the complete opposite. One talking point though was the pretty contraversial Shane Duggan sending off after he was blatently brough down in the box, the referee Peter Sutton booked Duggan for diving . I don't know what it is but the standered of LOI refereeing is quite shocking, I could be hear all day talking about this so we'll leave that topic for another day.
But in what was a pretty eventless second half, Davin O'Neil probably came the closest to scoring for City.
Despite Barry McEntee getting a goal back for Mervue, City held out for the 3 points.
City now lie just 4 points off the playoff positions due to results elsewhere in the league. Next week's game with Limerick now becomes a massive one for our outside playoff chances, a win in Jackman Park would put City within just 1 pt of the Shannonsiders.
Written By John O'Shea on his blog http://sheaoccfc.blogspot.com/2010/09/mervue-10th-september.html