Morrissey’s Screamer & The Most important Speaking Factors From Final Night time’s LOI
One other Friday evening of Airtricity League motion which noticed a flurry of targets as final season’s prime two picked up sturdy victories and high-flying Bohs conceded for the primary time.
Dundalk hammered Waterford by 4-0, Cork Metropolis gained a seven-goal thriller at Finn Harps whereas Rovers took a two-point lead over Bohs due to an announcement win over St Pat’s.
With that in thoughts let’s check out what we discovered from Friday evening’s Airtricity League motion.
Gearoid Morrissey Certain Can Hit A Ball
Discovering the online has been tough for John Caulfield’s aspect this season. Earlier than final evening they’d solely scored twice of their first 4 video games, choosing up only one win.
When Finn Harps’ Caolon McAleer raced by way of the Cork defence to open the scoring early on a moist and windy evening in Ballbofey, Caulfield should have been considering whether or not it might be a type of nights.
Clearly, nobody advised midfielder Gearoid Morrissey.
Trying like they might be heading into the break 2-1 down, the Leesiders pulled an equaliser out of nothing because the 27-year-old scored a sure-fire contender for aim of the season come the tip of the marketing campaign.
The ball got here to Morrissey on the sting of the field and the midfielder managed it, flicked it up over the leg of the Harps defender and unleashed a rasping volley which sailed into the again of the online.
Oh Gearoid Morrissey… Stick the fry on and savour this outrageous aim from the @CorkCityFC man towards @FinnHarpss final evening which helped John Caulfield’s males to edge a seven-goal thriller. Beautiful #RTEsoccer pic.twitter.com/fiGOkBKDGT
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 9, 2019
The second half noticed the Leesiders take management and Morrissey struck once more, this time it was a looping effort from 25 or so yards out as Caulfield’s males picked up a significant victory.
Cork could have misplaced the targets of Kieran Sadlier, however Morrissey has already scored thrice this marketing campaign and appears as if he could step up within the now Doncaster man’s absence.
At Lengthy Final, The Champs Are Lastly Right here
Properly, that’s extra prefer it from Dundalk.
Regardless of lacking key figures in Michael Duffy and Chris Shields, along with their already weakened aspect, Dundalk placed on an impressive efficiency as they picked up simply their second win of the season towards Waterford.
This felt like the primary time within the marketing campaign all the pieces actually clicked for Vinnie Perth’s males and when Pat Hoban opened the scoring, in albeit controversial style, within the eighth minute, it was an uphill battle from there for Waterford.
Final season’s champions had made some eye-catching additions throughout the low season and one who’s proving to be an enormous hit on this division is former Watford midfielder, Sean Murray.
On Friday evening at Oriel Park, he was the standout performer and located himself on the coronary heart of all the pieces good that the Lilywhite’s produced, scoring a wonderful aim to double Dundalk’s lead within the first half.
The 4-Zero win will certainly fill the reigning champions with confidence as they appear to bounce again from a considerably rocky begin to the season.
They face a tricky journey to Derry Metropolis subsequent week however shall be buoyed by final evening’s victory as they journey to the Brandywell.
Bohs Slip Up As Rovers Choose Up Very important Win
One other draw for Bohemians towards Derry Metropolis as they conceded for the primary time this season within the league.
In distinction, their rivals Shamrock Rovers picked up their second win in lower than every week as they defeated a robust St Pat’s outfit at Richmond Park.
Since beating Rovers on the finish of February, Bohs have failed to choose up a win, drawing towards each Waterford and Derry Metropolis at Dalymount Park, two video games Keith Lengthy can have actually been in search of six factors from.
Rovers, have drawn towards final season’s champions Dundalk and defeated Finn Harps and St Pat’s since that loss to their Dublin rivals, as they sit two factors away from Bohemians, having performed yet another sport.
Bohs shall be disenchanted with one other draw, however their begin to the season has unquestionably been wonderful and their total performances and crucially their stable defence is a sign that they could simply keep the course this marketing campaign.
Stephen Bradley’s aspect look to be on an uphill trajectory, and the win over St Pat’s away from house is actually an announcement victory even this early within the marketing campaign.
Right here’s hoping they match one another blow for blow for the rest of the season.