Matondo brace blasts Lilywhites to Limerick victory

Dundalk U19s’ incredible form continued as they left Limerick with a well-earned 3-2 victory last weekend.

Dundalk U19s’ incredible form continued as they left Limerick with a well-earned 3-2 victory last weekend.

Having beaten them 3-0 at Oriel Park the previous week, the Lilywhites were looking to do a double over the Munstermen and in doing so, made it 10 points from a possible 12 in the Promotion Play-Off Group.

The Lilywhites made the ideal start when Conor McDonald put them ahead after five minutes before Marfide Matondo added a second on 19 minutes.

Shane Walsh pulled one back from the spot before half time and Ross Mann levelled on 61 minutes.

Immediately from the restart, Dundalk broke clear for Matondo to fire home what proved to be the winner.

LIMERICK: Paul O’Leary; Shane Walsh, Michael Guerin, AJ O’Connor, Conor Maguire; Matthew Keane, Mark Hoban, Ross Fitzgerald, Ross Mann; Sean McSweeney, Cian O’Donoghue. Subs: Jack Lynch, Evan Cusack.

DUNDALK: Ryan Davis; Manuel Kaguako, Paul Finnegan, Anton Reilly, Calvin Murphy; Kevin Nolan, Conor McDonald (C); Craig Pentony, Craig Doherty, Marfide Matondo; Ciaran O’Connor. Subs: Dylan O’Hanlon, Frank Osadebe, Cormac Boyle, Vlad Evseev.