Leinster Senior League: big week for Crumlin United

Mahon caps off big week for Crumlin

by Jonny Stapleton
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An Ian Mahon strike saw Crumlin United follow up their successful cup shock with a somewhat surprise league win on Sunday.

The former Shelbourne underage starlet scored the only goal, as Crumlin beat then Senior Sunday league leaders Maynooth University Town at Pearse Park.

As reigning champions and a club with a talented squad, a Crumlin Senior Sunday win shouldn’t be deemed a surprise. 

However, the win was the top-flight powerhouses’ first in the league since November and comes after a run of five without victory.

It’s also a victory that came on the back of a huge win over League of Ireland opposition. James Lee’s charges secured passage to the Leinster Senior Cup quarterfinals and set up a huge clash with Bohemians by defeating over Longford Town last week.

The First Division side took the lead at Pearse Park on 17 minutes but Martins’s 28th minute finish squared things up. It remained level up and until 90 minutes and extra time followed.

Eight minutes into extra-time , Willo McAdams struck from the spot to put United ahead for the first time. However, Longford fought back and forced a shootout that the LSL side won 5-4.

Crumlin will now look to scalp Premier Division opposition in the form fo  Bohemians in the quarters.

Featured image: Action from Crumlin United’s Leinster Senior League Senior Sunday win over Maynooth University Town on Sunday.

Picture: Eddie Lennon Sports Photography

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