LEEDS 3 (Dylan Foley 62, 73 Kenny O’Leary 90) EVERTON 1 (Dylan Hayes 35)
By Eoin O’Donovan
It was the new look home side who won this league fixture by a two goal margin thanks to a double from Dylan Foley as well as a goal in the dying minutes from Kenny O’Leary.
The Ballyvolane based outfit started the brighter of the teams and in the opening 20 minutes created a lot of chances only to be denied by some fantastic saves from ex Leeds keeper, Paul Drummond in the Everton goal.
The away team then came back into the game creating chances of their own and went ahead in the 35th minute when Dylan Hayes slotted past the incoming Leeds keeper Kyle Falvey.
The hosts then almost found an equaliser just two minutes later when Adam Bruton shot from the edge of the area only to be denied by a superb save from Drummond.
The home team had another chance to get back on level terms just three minutes later when Chris Coleman span around the Everton defence before shooting but his effort was saved superbly by Drummond.
This was to be the last real chance of the opening half as the Togher based outfit went into the interval leading by a one goal margin.
Both teams came out fighting in the latter half of this league fixture as the away team looked to double their lead while the hosts looked to pull a goal back.
The fist seven minutes or so of this half presented us with no real chances with the first decent chance coming in the 51st minute when David O’Shaughnessy shot brilliantly only to be denied by Kyle Falvey in the Leeds goal.
In the 55th minute, Chris Coleman shot superbly from 25 yards out only to see his effort well matched by a fantastic save from Drummond.
On the hour mark, the home side were presented with a free kick which was whipped in by Coleman only to be punched away by Drummond.
Leeds were then awarded a corner two minutes later in the 62nd minute which was brilliantly whipped in by Kenny O’ Leary and Dylan Foley met it with a header as his effort sailed past Drummond into the top corner.
This goal then gave the home team belief as they pushed on in search of scoring more goals.
The next 10 minutes saw Everton putting pressure on as they looked to regain the lead again.
The team playing in blue and white then went ahead in the 73rd minute when Foley shot from the edge of the area and his effort beat Drummond to make it 2-1 to Leeds.
Both teams then created chances in the next quarter of an hour only for both of them to be let down in the final third.
The home team under new management then scored yet again in the 90th minute when Kenny O’Leary got on the end of a through ball from Alex Keating before shooting past Drummond to seal the three points.