NEFL Division Two

Defensive mistakes cost Woodview dearly as Torro leave Dundalk with victory

Woodview Celtic 2 Torro United 3

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Defensive mistakes cost Woodview dearly as Torro leave Dundalk with victory

Woodview Celtic's Barry Carr. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

NEFL Division Two

Woodview Celtic 2 Torro United 3

Woodview Celtic lost ground to the Division Two league leaders on Sunday afternoon, going down 3-2 to Torro United in Muirhevnamor.

Despite dominating the possession stakes and looking the stronger of the outfits, Conor Macken's men were ruthlessly punished for their defensive mistakes on a forgetful afternoon for the Dundalk side.

Having started the game second best, Torro went in front having capitalised on an error by a Woodview defender. A long ball out of Torro's backline wasn't dealt with as the visitors broke through to finish past Pádraig Gorham.

However, Woodview got back on level terms when Deane Browne smashed home from the edge of the area following neat play down the right wing by player/manager Macken.

But all of their good work in getting level was scuppered on the stroke of half-time when Daniel Mulligan's loose touch on the edge of the area gifted Torro a route to goal, which they took to lead 2-1 at the interval.

Barry Carr levelled the match for a second time on 70 minutes with a fine individual goal, however, disaster struck for Woodview in the closing moments when a long ball was allowed to bounce three times in the box before a Torro player stabbed home what proved to be the winning goal.

Woodview Celtic: Pádraig Gorham; Deane Browne, Shane Taaffe, Daniel Mulligan, Stephen Begley; Jason Myles, Dean Hoey, Conor Macken, Gavin Gaffey; Anton Webb, Barry Carr

Subs: Paul McArdle, Shea McArdle