Dynamo Town continued their fine start to the season with their fourth win from five to remain on top of the pile in the CCFL Division 2 thanks to three well-worked second half goals.
CCFL Division 2
Dynamo Town 3
Edenderry Town 0
Despite this being their fifth game of the season it was their first at home and after struggling to break down the visiting Edenderry side in the first half they kicked into gear after the break and goals from Martin Hilliard, Tommy Scully and Fergal Fennell ensured that their unbeaten start to the season goes on in style.
In an extremely cagey opening first half there was little in the way of goalmouth action. Both sides were restricted mainly to long range efforts that never really troubled either keeper and it was no surprise that the sides went in scoreless at the break.
Tommy Scully went close for Dynamo in that opening period with a shot from the edge of the penalty area that rose high and wide of the mark while at the other end Dynamo keeper Graham Brody who was put under slightly more pressure. Emlyn Donoghue flashed a low shot wide of the mark from twenty yards out but the chance of the half fell to Jamie Daly. The Edenderry midfielder sprung the Dynamo off-side trap and bore than on Brody’s goal but the young keeper got down well to turn Donoghue’s weak effort around the post.
Martin Hilliard brought Edenderry keeper Cian Brereton into action on the stroke of half-time when he broke free after a super run but the Dynamo skipper saw his effort saved by the feet of Brereton. After the restart the game started to open up considerably and the deadlock was finally broken just shy of the hour mark when Hilliard got the better of the young Edenderry custodian.
There seemed to be little danger when the attacking midfielder created space for himself but when he let fly with a dipping low shot Cian Brereton misjudged its flight and it squirmed out of his hands and into the bottom left hand corner. Edenderry should have been back on terms three minute later when Emlyn Donoghue somehow managed to turn Mikie Clear’s inviting free over the bar from five yards out and it would prove to be a costly miss as Dynamo rattled in two more in the final twenty minutes to seal a well-deserved win.
Tommy Scully surged forward in the 70th minute and with little else on ahead of him the midfielder unleashed a fierce drive that took a slight nick off Edenderry’s centre-half Brian Nolan and cannoned in off the crossbar to double Dynamo’s lead. The points were assured five minutes later when the Lawless brother combined brilliantly to tee up Town’s star man Fearghal Fennell for the game’s third and final goal.
Philip Lawless was only on the field for five minutes when he picked out his brother Scott with a superb through ball that split the Edenderry rearguard in half. Scott rolled a clever ball across goal and Fennell wrapped up Dynamo’s fine win with the pick of goals to underline their promotion prospects.
DYNAMO TOWN: Graham Brody, Brian McCormack, Owen Delaney, Leon McDonald, Liamie Marum, Keith Dempsey (Scott Lawless ‘54), Ross Gill (Philip Lawless ‘69), Tommy Scully (Ger Roche ’76), Fearghal Fennell, Martin Hilliard, Alan Bell.
EDENDERRY TOWN: Cian Brereton, Murt McGuinness, Derek Murphy, Brian Nolan, Neil Tyrrell, Frankie McGuinness, Jamie Daly (Ryan Lynch ’67), Dan Ryan (J Daly ’73), Emlyn Donoghue, Kenny Quinn, Mikie Clear (Shane O’Leary ’81).
Referee: Patsy Pardy