Square rue lady luck in Slane

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Square United made the short journey to play Slane Wanderers at the Wheatfield but were forced to settle for a draw in a game that saw them denied three times by the woodwork.

Square United made the short journey to play Slane Wanderers at the Wheatfield but were forced to settle for a draw in a game that saw them denied three times by the woodwork.

From the first whistle, Jim McLaughlin’s side, who would end up drawing their fourth game of the season, looked to be heading for a win as they forced the home side on the back foot and on 15 minutes an excellent move involving Robbie Leavy and Andrew Egan created a great opportunity for Alan Kirk but his thunderbolt rattled the crossbar.

Before half time Dell Minogue and Jamie Clarke were both denied by excellent saves by the overworked Slane goalkeeper.

The second-half saw Square continue to dominate and on 55 minutes McLaughlin’s side were again left frustrated when a slide pass from Martin Duffy picked out Leavy’s clever run that put him in the clear.

His effort from the edge of the area found the butt of an upright and when Dell Minogue following up struck the loose ball somehow the shot was cleared off the Slane line.

For the third time in the game the woodwork came to the homes team’s rescue when Kian Moran saw his angled strike shook an upright after Gary Quinn’s long ball had picked him out and the visitors knew it wasn’t their day as the headed back up the motorway having left two valuable points behind them.

SQUARE UNITED: Pauric Malone, Paudie Clarke, Gary Quinn, Matthew Duffy, Jamie Rooney, Robbie Leavy, Andrew Egan, James Clarke, Alan Kirk, Dell Minogue, Kian Moran.