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Limavady and Dergview draw a blank

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Limavady and Dergview draw a blank thumbnailLimavady United player Joe McCready on the attack against Dergview's Blaine Burns on Saturday.

Limavady United............0 Dergview...........0

IN the 85th minute of this hitherto turgid encounter, a long ball broke to Dergview's recently- introduced substitute Alex Pomeroy in space with United's defenders nowhere to be found.
Pomeroy, who had been linked with United in the transfer window but was not picked up by Paul Owens, hit a stinging effort which had 'goal' written all over it, and if the ball had found the net, it could have been a season defining moment for both teams.
However United goal keeper Paul Wells produced a magnificent save, acrobatically palming the ball away for a corner, winning what was effectively a high noon duel, and ensuring that the gap between the sides remains four points in favour of the Roesiders.
United went into the game without three of their first choice back four and also seemed nervous as they knew that a win could probably see them put sufficient distance between them and the visitors. Even then, they seemed strangely reluctant to commit themselves.
Their first corner in the fourth minute produced half-hearted claims for handball and the game then settled into a dour battle but one in which Dergview were noticeably quicker to the ball.
United's next effort was a McCready shot on 20 minutes but his effort was straight at Buchanan. At the other end, Campbell was creating anxiety in the home side's rearguard and he used all his considerable skill and experience to create a chance for Doherty who had a shot on target from just outside the box.
United's best chance of the half came on 35 minutes when McCready's long ball into the box was found at the back post by Devlin, who headed to Barr, but he could not hit the target.

 

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