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Mayfield Utd 2 Leeds 1

by November 9, 2019

Mayfield Utd 2 (Christopher Hull 73 pen, 90) Leeds 1 (Jordan Murphy 55 pen)

By Eoin Donovan.

Mayfield are now eight wins out of eight in the MSL 1st Division thanks to a double from ex Cobh Ramblers player, Christopher Hull.

The visitors who were looking for their first back to back wins of the season started the brighter of the sides as Kenny O’Leary, Dylan Foley and Johnny Creamer all tested Ryan Delaney in the Mayfield goal.

Surprisingly enough, the hosts actually had no real clear-cut chances in the opening half as both cancelled each other out to send both teams went into the interval on level terms with Leeds certainly having the better of the chances.

Both teams came out fighting in the second half of this local derby and tried in vain to break the deadlock only to be let down in the final third.

Ex Leeds player, Colin Lemass looked the most likely for Mayfield getting himself into good positions and getting a few good shots away but nothing that really affected Eddie Scanlon in the visiting goal.

The away team did go ahead in the 55th minute when Ryan Delaney fouled Jordan Murphy who stepped up himself and calmly slotted the ball past Delaney.

This was the first time the Mayfield were behind this season in the league and they looked in trouble as the visitors had them under the cosh.

Mayfield manager, Craig Robinson made a change with about 20 minutes to go where he brought on ex League of Ireland player, Christopher Hull in place of Brendan Howey.

Hull made a instant impact as he won Mayfield a penalty from a foul committed by Adam Bruton.

Hull stepped up himself and he superbly slotted his penalty away leaving Scanlon with no chance in the 73rd minute.

Both sides had chances to grab a winner as the game livened up in the latter stages with both having plenty of efforts only to be let down again in the final third.

Mayfield did find that crucial and decisive moment in the final third though and won the game in the last minute as Hull headed into the roof of the net from a cross out wide deep in stoppage time.

This was to be the last effort of the game as referee, Keith Callanan’s final whistle was met with delight from Mayfield who are soaring high at the top and much to the heart break of the visitors who were denied a point at the death.