Nervous Finish But Town Get Win

Lurgan 05’s played Riverdale at Lurgan in the League on Friday 10th December 2021. Lurgan opened the scoring when Eoghan McMahon floated over an excellent cross from a free kick on the right hand side and Ryan Lee Brown glanced his header perfectly into the corner, giving the goalkeeper no chance. Daniel Patterson and Ryan Lee Brown were combining brilliantly up front for Lurgan and Daniel put Ryan Lee Brown through to slot home Lurgan’s second. Ryan Lee almost scored his third when Daniel flicked through a terrific ball and Ryan Lee’s chip almost evaded the goalkeeper’s reach.

Lurgan went into half time 2-0 up.

It was a competitive game but Lurgan scored their third when Daniel Patterson feinted to his right and made room for himself to place a fantastic shot into the keeper’s far right corner – a terrific goal. Riverdale then pulled a goal back to make it 3-1. Liam Campbell was then pulled back in the area and won a penalty for Lurgan. Daniel Patterson made no mistake from the spot – 4-1. Riverdale had played well and pulled 2 goals back in quick succession in the closing minutes to make it 4-3. For Lurgan, Aidan Quinn made a phenomenal run from his own half near the end of the game, showing terrific pace and was unfortunate not to score but the Riverdale keeper saved well.

It was a nervous finish to the game for Lurgan but they secured the 4-3 win. A good match and a very good win.