Seasiders stunned by equaliser

Seasiders stunned by equaliser
Rock Celtic recorded their third draw in four league games as they saw a 2-1 lead slip away with less than ten minutes to go against ten man Kentstown on Sunday morning.

Rock Celtic recorded their third draw in four league games as they saw a 2-1 lead slip away with less than ten minutes to go against ten man Kentstown on Sunday morning.

The home side opened the scoring on eight minutes when a long ball down the right wing caught out the Rock defence and when the ball was delivered into the penalty area it was headed past Damien McCrink.

The Seasiders drew level on 35 minutes when Chris Connolly and Brian Kilboy worked an opening for Derek Delany to restore parity before the break.

Rock began the second-half in determined fashion and they went in front when Delany hit a second. David Ward set Mark McGeown free and his pass was inch perfect to allow Delany to finish in style.

Dermot Keely’s side took control of the match and Kentstown suffered another setback when they had a player dismissed for dissent.

With the advantage of the extra man, the visitors knocked the ball about without coming under any great pressure.

However, with the clock ticking down, they were hit by a sucker punch when Kentstown somehow conjured a goal out of nothing to stun the Seasiders and steal an unlikely point.

Rock Celtic: Damien McCrink, Stefan McKevitt, John Sharkey, Paddy Reilly, Conor Rafferty, Brian Kilboy, Chris Connolly, Mark McGeown, Niall McLaughlin (Chris Ward), David Ward, Derek Delany.