Easy win for Limavady United

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Easy win for Limavady United thumbnailLimavady United’s Joe McCready beats Magherafelt Sky Blues’ right back Brady during their Intermediate Cup match on Saturday.

Limavady United................5 Magherafelt Sky Blues...............1

ON a gloriously sunny afternoon, Limavady United saw off their local rivals but for a long time, they struggled and only a much improved second half performance enabled them to overcome stubborn resistance by the visitors. However, all that matters in cup competitions is to progress to the last round and this was duly achieved.
The game was one of three phases, the first of which was one of United dominance as - contrary to recent weeks - they started brightly, creating a host of chances. First to try his luck was Crown with a flashing header from a corner that went wide. Some seven minutes later, McCready, who was in sparkling form, went on a mazy run before unleashing a shot which took a wicked deflection before bouncing off the underside of the bar and away as Maguire stood rooted to his line.
Three minutes later and after a prolonged spell of possession, McCready was more fortunate with a deflection as he shot from the edge of the box and Maguire was unsighted as the ball spun past him and into the net. He was at it again three minutes later, twisting and turning through confused defenders before sending over a cross from the bye line to Hume at the back post who shot over.
It was 2-0 in the 22nd minute as a corner into the six yard box evaded the Magherafelt defenders and McClelland side-footed in from close range.
McCarron was put in on goal by Hume and hit the side netting with an effort almost from the restart and in spite of not having been at their best, it seemed only a matter of time before United scored again. Owens was operating more like a winger than a full back and on 28 minutes, his low cross was fumbled by Maguire but one of his defenders hacked the ball away.



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