THE ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE representative panel are right in the mix to win the Michael Ward Trophy following a comfortable win over Connacht in Cork this afternoon.
Ulster Senior League 2 Connacht 0
Fanad United’s Davitt Walsh scored twice as Peter Moran’s team won for the second time in as many games.
Picture caption: The Ulster Senior League panel, who have been sponsored by Boyce Coaches from Ramelton for this weekend’s FAI Intermediate Interprovincial Tournament.
The USL selection will face the hosts, Cork, in tomorrow morning’s clash at Turner’s Cross and have given themselves a superb chance of adding to their Intermediate Interprovincial successes of 1998, 2013 and 2014.[adrotate group=”85″]
Moran made seven changes to his starting XI with Walsh one of those included from the start today. Sam Todd, Jack Blake, Laurence Toland, Ryan Varma, Chris Flanagan and Adrian Delap were the others elevated to the starting line-up.
Walsh had been unavailable last night as he was in Dublin, where he was presented with a Gold Medal for Marine Gallantry, honouring his heroism in the Buncrana Pier Tragedy when he saved the life of four-month-old baby Rionaghac-Ann.
The USL took the lead just after the half-hour mark as Walsh opened the scoring.[adrotate group=”80″]
After a fine move down the left, Laurence Toland whipped a dangerous cross towards the front post and Walsh expertly turned home.
Midway through the second half, they doubled the lead.
Having surged forward from full-back, Bonagee United’s Gareth Breslin was taken down in the penalty area and the referee awarded a penalty.[adrotate group=”38″]
Walsh stepped up and neatly tucked home to the goalkeeper’s right-hand side.
Ulster Senior League: Harry Doherty (Cockhill Celtic), Gareth Breslin (Bonagee United), Conor Tourish (Letterkenny Rovers), Peter Doherty (Cockhill Celtic), Sam Todd (Derry City Reserves), Jack Blake (Derry City Reserves), Laurence Toland (Swilly Rovers), Ryan Varma (Cockhill Celtic), Chris Flanagan (Letterkenny Rovers), Adrian Delap (Derry City Reserves), Davitt Walsh (Fanad United).
Subs used: Stephen Duffy (Derry City Reserves), Derek Doherty (Cockhill Celtic), Mark Moran (Cockhill Celtic).
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