Leaders recover from early Rampart shock but their performance is far from champion

Muirhevnamor Youths' Daniel Berry gets away from his marker against Rampart Celtic
Muirhevnamor Youths should have had this game wrapped up in the opening 15 minutes, but thrice great goalkeeping by David Lynch denied Daniel Berry.

Muirhevnamor Youths should have had this game wrapped up in the opening 15 minutes, but thrice great goalkeeping by David Lynch denied Daniel Berry.

The Rampart custodian pulled off a magnificent flying save to prevent Craig Dixon’s volley from putting the Youths ahead, he even managed to hold on to the ball.

On 20 minutes a brilliant lob from Rampart’s Aidan McGuinness saw the back peddling David Cooney miraculously push the ball onto the crossbar and away to safety.

Daniel Berry then hit the post before Rampart’s Paul Fee scored with a low shot from 20-yards to put the visitors ahead with 22 minutes gone, a lead they held to the break.

A great run by Berry created a chance for Brendan Hughes and he easily beat Lynch from close range to level the match on 55 minutes.

Buoyed by this score the Youths piled on the pressure and they were rewarded 13 minutes from time when Ciaran Boland’s free-kick went through the wall to beat the despairing dive of the keeper, a score which proved to be the winner.

It was far from a vintage performance from the league leaders, who found Rampart more than a handful.