By Jim MacArdle
The game kicked off on a bumpy pitch at the AUL which did not suit the Drogs quick passing style and it was the home side which put pressure on the visiting defence and they took the lead on 15 minutes with an unstoppable shot which curled into the net at the back post. Although the Drogs came back into the game towards half time they went in 1-0 down at half time.
Immediately on the restart, the Drogs were unlucky when the ball bobbled in front of Francis Campbell as he was about to take a shot on the Shels goal from close in and the chance was lost. The Drogs were unlucky when Tadgh Connolly hit the post after some good play from Luke Caffrey. Shels scored their second in a rare break from incessant Drogs attacks and Caffrey and Connolly had good shots saved before Francis scored for the Drogs with 15 minutes to go with a brilliant shot. The Drogs almost equalised in the closing minutes when a great free kick from the hard-working John McDonagh was saved by the Shels keeper
Team: Antonio Ignat, Michael Hilliard, Jack Crowe,Nick Palov,John McDonagh, Aaron Naughton,Joshua Wall,Tadgh Connolly,Owen Murphy,Michael Leddy,Francis Campbell,
Subs (roll on, roll off) : Jack McCarthy , Craig Gray , Aaron Murhy,Luke Caffrey.