In touching distance

Muirhevnamor's Philip Duffy in action on Friday night against Navan Town
Muirhevnamor have promotion to the MDL Premier Division within touching distance after dishing out a 5-0 thrashing to Black Bull on Friday evening.

Muirhevnamor have promotion to the MDL Premier Division within touching distance after dishing out a 5-0 thrashing to Black Bull on Friday evening.

The Dundalk side sit top of Division One with a two point advantage over Boyne Harps and four over Longwood Knightsbrook although both of the chasing pack have games in hand on the Mor.

Sean Dixon’s side have just one more game to go and that know that victory in their home match against Ardee Celtic on Wednesday May 8 will secure the club a place in next season’s top flight.

Muirhevnamor opened the scoring on 15 minutes when the visiting centre back put through his own goal after coming under pressure form Adrian Rafferty.

And midway through the half the home doubled their advantage when man of the match Sean Conlon skipped around two defenders before calmly squaring the ball to Brendan Hughes who picked his spot to beat the Black Bull goalkeeper from 18-yards.

Before the half time whistle sounded the home side had added a third goal. again Conlon was the architect as he skipped past a number of despairing tackles before unselfishly setting up Hughes for his second goal.

The visitors opened the second half in determined mood and it took two excellent saves from Jason McConville to keep Black Bull at bay.

From his second save McConville picked out Gary Clarke with a measured delivery before playing an excellent one two with Hughes and curling a 25-yard rocket to the roof of the net past the stunned goalkeeper.

For the remainder of the half the home side were in cruise control as they played keep ball and with time almost up Philip Duffy was rewarded for his never say die attitude.

The midfielder chased down the visitors goalkeeper as he tried to clear the ball and Duffy was left to knock the ball into the unguarded net.

MUIRHEVNAMOR: Jason McConville, Brian Begley, Derek McCabe, Jimmy Cooney, Adrian Rafferty, Sean Conlon, Gary Clarke (Padraig Smith), Shane O’Brien (Thomas Conway), Kevin Mulgrew,Philip Duffy, Brendan Hughes (Damien Bailey).