Connollys book final spot in thriller

Dunedin Connollys 3–16, Glen Rovers 3-08

By Damien O’Grady.

Edinburgh side Dunedin Connollys advanced to an All Britain Junior football final date with John Mitchel’s of Liverpool following an extra-time win over Glen Rovers at Old Bedians in Manchester on Sunday.

An enthralling game saw no fewer than six goals and also contained three red cards, which all came in extra-time, eventually saw the Scottish side emerge to qualify for their fourth All Britain final as they go in search of a second victory in the competition.

Brian McAteer was on the end of a flowing move to open the scoring for Dunedin inside the opening two minutes but it was Rovers who started brighter only for a number of wides in the early stages and they had to wait until the 13th minute before corner forward Andrew Carey opened their account.

With defences on top and both sides guilty of some poor shooting it looked as if a low scoring encounter would be on the cards and goals could prove vital.

As the 20th minute mark approached the sides were level at 0-2 apiece but a flurry of goals in the remaining ten minutes before half time looked to have swung the game firmly in the hands of Watford based Glen Rovers.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World.


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