Hughes kills off battling OMP

Hughes kills off battling OMP
Muirhevnamor and OMP served up a seven goal thriller at The Sports Complex on Thursday night with the home side winning 4-3 to move to within four points of league leaders Woodview Celtic.

Muirhevnamor and OMP served up a seven goal thriller at The Sports Complex on Thursday night with the home side winning 4-3 to move to within four points of league leaders Woodview Celtic.

The visitors were first out of the blocks and on five minutes they went a goal up when their excellent striker Michael Brennan headed past Michael Cooney when he got on the end of a left wing cross.

Sean Dixon’s side replied within ten minutes after Thomas McShane’s defence splitting pass picked out Jimmy Cooney and he calmly guided the ball inside the far post.

The home team upped the pace and after a sustained bout of pressure that saw the OMP goalkeeper make a number of excellent saves they were eventually rewarded when Sean Conlon somehow found space in a crowded penalty area to calmly guide the ball to the net from 12-yards and make it 2-1.

OMP roared back and goalkeeper Cooney made an excellent stop from Brennan after he fired a rocket from the edge of the penalty area.

The Mor increased their lead shortly after when some excellent vision from Ryan Dillon created the opportunity for Cooney to make it 3-1.

Once again the Navan side responded and with five minutes to the break Brennan added his second goal of the game when he outpaced the Muirhevnamor defence.

Having opened the scoring early in the first half the visitors did the same in the second-half when five minutes in their left winger Sean Tobin brilliantly chipped an exquisite ball to the back of the net from 25-yards.

Urged on by their fervent supporters, Muirhevnamor won the game on the hour mark when Brendan Hughes blasted the ball to the roof of the net to claim a vital three points.

Muirhevnamor: Michael Cooney, Stefan McKevitt, Brian Begley, Shane O’Callaghan, Aidan Rafferty, Philip Duffy (Conor Gorman), Sean Conlon (Gary Clarke), Ryan Dillon (Anto Reilly), Brendan Hughes, Thomas McShane, Jimmy Cooney.