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Late Hume penalty seals vital win

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Late Hume penalty seals vital win thumbnailLimavady United player Ryan Logue crosses the ball playing against the PSNI on Saturday.

Limavady United............2 PSNI..............1

ALTHOUGH the season is less than two months old, such is the compressed nature of the table that this game was already being talked of as a "must win" game for the home side. As it was, the Roesiders were victorious thanks to a dubious penalty, yet felt aggrieved not to have at least two others in an untidy game littered with fouls and disrupted by fussy refereeing.
At the end of the day they remain in ninth place, but seven points off the top and the bottom. The game had a sensational start, with only 21 seconds played when United took the lead.
Hume received the ball on the right wing, and slipping his marker crossed from just outside the box, and found Bradley in space.
The winger's connection with the ball was not clean, and his shoot seemed to take ages to loop into the net past Williamson who was rooted to his line.
United were visibly lifted by this lucky goal, and three minutes later Hume was at it again, wriggling down the line and crossing, but this time not finding a home player.
Playing into a stiff breeze, United were struggling to keep possession, and it needed some steady defending by Watt and Crown to hold back the visitors.
However, after 17 minutes a cross was headed off the line by Carlin as the ball was dipping in under the bar over Wells.
The danger was not delayed for long, as the resultant corner was allowed to find Wright lurking at the back post for the simplest of headed goals from five yards out.
It was a virtual copy of the goal conceded to the same visitors earlier this month, and as yet another goal conceded from a set piece will have infuriated manager Owens.

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