UCD 2-1 Treaty United
A second half own goal proved the difference as UCD overcame Treaty United tonight at the Belfield Bowl.
Treaty United failed to get going in the first half but produced a much improved second half performance and in truth missed vital chances after their equaliser.
UCD responded well after the Limerick men camped in their half for the first quarter of the second half. Man of the match Liam Kerrigan was instrumental to the home sides victory
The Dublin side started the better dominating the play and got a deserved lead from Liam Kerrigan after a delightful ball over the top by Sam Todd.
Chances were at a premium in the first half after UCD opened the scoring. They went close from a corner with Todd heading against the crossbar.
It took the away side 38 minutes to register a shot on goal, but the keeper wasn’t really troubled.
UCD went in at the break with a deserved lead after dominating large periods of the half but failed to convert their possession into chances.
The second half proved far more enjoyable after the poor first half.
The away side came out a different side in the second half, it took them only five minutes to get the equaliser with Dean George punishing bad defending from the home side.
Treaty United were now dominating proceedings and pushed on to try and grab the lead. Joe Collins and Dean George came close, but they were to rue their missed chances.
The game came more open with chances at both ends with Colm Whelan coming close only to be denied by the away keeper.
The winner came in the 75th minute after Kerrigan glided passed defenders and crossed the ball which was turned into his own net by Anthony O’Donnell.
UCD then pushed for the third goal but missed chances by Adam Lennon, Evan Caffery and Jack Kearney didn’t prove costly as they saw out the game for the win.
The result means UCD finish third with Treaty United in fourth knowing a win next week against Cabinteely will set up another clash against their opponents tonight in the play offs
UCD: Lorcan Healy, Evan Osam, Jack Kearney, Liam Kerrigan, Colm Whelan, Eoin Farrell, Adam Verdon, Paul Doyle, Sam Todd, Harvey O’Brien, Sean Brennan
Subs: Adam Lennon for Verdon, Evan Caffrey for Doyle
Treaty United: Tadgh Ryan, Charlie Fleming, Marc Ludden, Anto O’Donnell, Joe Collins, Sean Guerins, William Armshaw, Joel Coustrain, Callum McNamara, Dean George, Mark Walsh
Subs: Stephen Christopher for Coustrain, Matt Keane for McNamara and Brian Murphy for Dean George.