Blistering  first half sends Lucan United top of senior table

by Jonny Stapleton
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Lucan United 3

Killester Donnycarney 0

It’s Lucan United’s turn to see if they can handle the heat of the hot potato that is LSL Senior Sunday top spot.

United stepped to the summit after a very impressive home win over Killester Donnycarney on Sunday morning, becoming the latest side to take to the front early in the title race.

A blistering first-half performance played a huge part in them securing the three points that ensured the southside side joined the likes of Mochta’s, Wayside Celtic and most recently Kilbarrack United on the list of teams that have held title pole at this early stage.

Like Wayside and Kilbarrack, Lucan wouldn’t been deemed a traditional Senior Sunday big hitter but there shouldn’t be too much surprise surrounding their summit standing.

The West Dublin side are the division’s form team, the result on Sunday makes it five league games without defeat with the last three results all being wins.

The latest victory came courtesy of a three-goal first half in the only Senior Sunday game on Sunday.

First-half strikes by Jordan Hannley, Oliver Kendrick and Leo Myers were enough to win them the game and edge them in front of Kilbarrack on goal difference.

Reigning champions St Mochtas could have nosed in front if they’d of had their metaphorical hand raised under John Hyland Park lights on Friday.

However, they were held to a scoreless draw away to St Francis and remain in third as a result.

Malahide United and Bangor Celtic also played out a scoreless draw on Friday, leaving it to Liffey Wanderers and Home Farm to provide some pre-Halloween fireworks.

Wanderers secured their first win of the new season courtesy of a chip worthy of the Ryder Cup. Paul Fox’s second-half finish ensured the home side won a five-goal thriller.

Mark Stanford opened the scoring for the side, who wore ‘Wembo’ across their backs in memory of John Young, before Home Farm managed to find their way in


Caleb Gyasi smashed home to level proceedings on 67 minutes before Fox won it for the hosts with an equally impressive if completely different finish five minutes later.

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