Sunday, April 26, 2009

UCD survive playoff

UCD 4 (Robbie McFarlane 2, Tadhg Walsh-Peelo) Bray 2 (Stephen Jones, Simon Cox)
UCD retained their division one status thanks to a 4-2 win over Bray in the promotion/relegation playoff on Saturday afternoon at Serpentine Avenue.

Bray scored first and last but in the end the superior fitness of the students began to tell in the second half as they seemed to come up against a physically spent force.

Stephen Jones broke the deadlock with a tap in at the back post as the Garden County side were rewarded for their high tempo opening to the game.

Robbie McFarlane drew the sides level by half-time, though, rebounding from his own shot to hit a high reverse past Greg Keeley.

And former Bray man Tadhg Walsh-Peelo (pictured) did the major damage after the break, scoring two reverses in quick succession to all but end his former club's promotion hopes.

Robbie McFarlane added the fourth - UCD's third goal in ten minutes - before Simon Cox tapped in late on for a consolation goal.


Anonymous said...

well done to the Students!! came good on the day .. great team to build on for next year ! Many Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

go on the collidge!!