Thursday, March 18, 2010
UCD 2 (Robbie McFarlane, John Brennan) Railway Union 1 (Peter English)
UCD confirmed their place in Division One for another season with a game to go as they got the better of Railway Union at Belfield tonight, leaving their opponents in ninth and awaiting a promotion/relegation playoff. Robbie McFarlane got the only goal of the first half, in which Kenny Carroll was sin-binned, when he rebounded a corner.
Railway had their chances with Peter Yeates and Fiachra Maher going close but it was the students who added to their tally next when John Brennan scored his first goal since the club regained division one status, finishing off an excellent counter-attack early in the second half.
Karl Chapple and Ben Grogan both spent time in the sin-bin while Peter English's drag-flick with 15 minutes to go set up a lively finish but, despite holding decent possession, Railway were shut out by a UCD defence who gave up no clear chances.
Posted by Stephen Findlater at 11:10 PM