Johnstown 4 Summerhill Parkceltic 4
Johnstown started this game in determined fashion somehow knowing a battle was brewing. For the first 20 minutes we left this robust Parkceltic side chasing shadows.
Some very slick passing down the left flank from Mikey Leddy and Adam Quinn who put Ronan Maxwell through on goal didn’t need a second invitation to put his first past the keeper 1-0. Ronan went on to score a second to take advantage of our dominance in that first half 2-0.
Half time talk was centered on keeping things tight and moving the ball fast. Our back four came in for some heavy artillery bombardment from the Parkceltic midfield particularly Jacko and Adam Boylan doing their best to repel the attacks alas two goals were conceded in quick concession 2-2.
With 20 minutes to go Parkcetic where buoyed by their two quick goals. hey pushed on, but it was a very foolish thing to leave the deadly trio of Adam Quinn, Mikey Leddy and Ronan Maxwell to roam their defensive lines. They took full advantage of the space behind them and it was Mikey who dispatched not one but two goals in quick time 4-2.
But Parkceltic responded with a quick attack down the left 4-3 and then they got a fourth with 9 mins to go.
Special mention to Ciaran Vaughan and Riley Symonds who carried the water in midfield to free up our attacking players .
Well done also to Alex our 2nd goalkeeper who did well as last minute replacement. Another granite like game for the candy stripes who are enjoying the battles in this tough premier league.