North End Utd 3
Shamrock Rovers 2
North End Utd twice came from behind to take all three points against Shamrock Rovers in Belvedere on Sunday afternoon.
The home side certainly had the best of the opening exchanges, justified penalty claims were waved away early in the game.
Ricky Fox opened the Rovers’ scoring with a converted penalty early in the second half but this was soon wiped out by Adam Beary. A quick free-kick saw Emmet Quirke restore the Rovers lead, again short-lived, North End equalised from a cross through Robin Dempsey, and shortly after Paul Murphy grabbed the winner for the home side, again from a cross.
North End Utd
1 Noel Heffernan, 2 Craig McCabe, 3 Dale Flynn, 4 Robin Dempsey, 5 Gary Delaney, 6 John Lester, 7 Alan Rhodes, 8 Paul Murphy, 9 Kyle Dempsey, 10 Shane Dempsey, 11 Adam Beary.
Subs- 12 Niall Connolly, 13 Ciaran Carthy, 14 Ayman Youseff, 15 Warren Broaders, 16 Gary Dempsey, 17 Kalum Broaders, 18 Evan Roche.
1 Lee Murphy, 2 Alan McKeown, 3 Alan Freeman, 4 Ian Sinnott, 5 Podge Doyle, 6 Ricky Fox, 7 Emmet Quirke, 8 James Carthy, 9 Ricky Dwyer, 10 Marty Kelly, 11 John O’Connor.
Subs- 12 Brandon Sinnott, 13 Jack Carroll, 14 Jack Bates, 15 Eamo O’Brien, 16 Eddie Black, 17 Sean Wildes, 18 Mikey Dempsey.