YMCA 3 (Richie Miles 2, David Robinson) UCD 1 (Robbie McFarlane)
The four-week hiatus for YMCA has worked well to their advantage as they handed debuts to Paddy Good and Graham O'Neill while also including Andy Walker and David Robinson for the first time this season.
They opened well with a dominant first 15 minutes, Richie Miles getting the last YM stick on the ball in a goalmouth scramble. UCD got back on terms, Rob Lynch capitalising on a defensive slip to crash in a cross for Robbie McFarlane to score a spectacular deflection.
Robinson put YM back in front in the first minute of the second half with a drag-flick before Will Powderly was yellow-carded for a physical challenge. UCD could not capitalise, though, only drawing an excellent double save from Iain Walker with McFarlane and Ronan Motyer denied.
YM looked more dangerous going forward with Miles getting the third from a scrappy corner switch to end a lively game of decent quality. Both sides look a lot better than last season, making for a much more competitive league this term. Karl Smith (pictured) and Rob Lynch made their UCD league debuts, too.