Leinster Senior League: Celtic bang 11 past Dublin 15 side

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Hartstown/Huntstown 1

Usher Celtic 11

Jonny Stapleton

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Five-star Jordan Buckley helped Usher Celtic extend their lead at the top of the LSL Senior Sunday 1B table over the weekend.

The former Shels attacker netted five times as his side put a whopping 11 goals past Hartstown Hunstown away from home under Friday night lights.        

Calvin Douglas managed a treble while Gareth Kilkenny, Graham Curran and Stephen Doyle all found the back of the net in another one-sided Usher league win.

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The victory sees last season’s FAI Junior Cup finalists move 15 points clear of an Inchicore Athletic side, that also boast former League of Ireland talent among their ranks, at the top of the Intermediate basement division.

It keeps the side who have averaged 3.8 goals per league game this season on course for a third consecutive promotion since defecting from the AUL, as they continue to set the pace in what could be a sensational debut Intermediate term.      

Former Junior International and FAI Junior Player of the Year, Buckley opened the scoring after racing through down the inside right channel and finishing across the keeper before the home side pounced on a mistake to level things up.

Parity wasn’t long about lasting as Buckley got his second with a trademark dribble and finish.

To their credit, the Blanch side stayed within one goal up and until the break. However, once Douglas found the back of the net with a crisp low strike in the second half the flood gates opened.

Kilkenny extended the advantage before a long range effort from Curran put the result beyond doubt. 

Captain Buckley then rounded off his hat trick, buying space in the box with some neat footwork before finishing through the keeper’s hands. 

Douglas then got his second and his sides seventh from close range and Doyle got in on the act from a corner soon after.

A ruthless Celtic didn’t stop there with Buckley finishing twice more and Douglas adding to his tally.

Caption: Former Shelbourne man Jordan Buckley (right) bagged five goals for Usher Celtic 

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