Football: Magherafelt Sky Blues see off Killymoon

Killymoon Rangers and Magherafelt Sky Blues tussle for the ball during Saturday's derby clash at MUSA.INMM4914-374
Killymoon Rangers and Magherafelt Sky Blues tussle for the ball during Saturday's derby clash at MUSA.INMM4914-374
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Killymoon Rangers 2-4 Magherafelt Sky Blues -

Killymoon entertained neighbours Magherafelt Sky Blues on Saturday afternoon and despite taking the lead it was the visitors who took all three points back up the dual-carriage way.

Brown in the home goal was tested early on having to deal with two early chances for the visitors before Dunn hit the bar for Killymoon from 40 yards and Moore’s follow up went over the bar.

Killymoon's Rodger Greer breaks down the line during Saturday's derby clash with Magherafelt Sky Blues at MUSA.INMM4914-369

Killymoon's Rodger Greer breaks down the line during Saturday's derby clash with Magherafelt Sky Blues at MUSA.INMM4914-369

Moore tried his luck again just short of 30 yards but it was easy for the visiting keeper who clutched the ball into his chest.

Brown was nearly caught out under pressure from the Sky Blues attack but thankfully for the home side this effort came to nothing and went wide.

Killymoon had the ball in the back of the net soon after. Mulligan saw his shot fumbled by the visiting keeper and Dunn was on hand to follow up.

However, the referee blew for offside although there weren’t many complaints from the visitors.

A cross from the Sky Blues right found the striker but he wasn’t able to capitalise and it came to nothing.

Killymoon eventually took a deserved lead when McMullen got on the end of a corner to head the ball home.

Killymoon’s inability to hold onto a lead has been all too constant this season and that would come back to haunt them soon after.

A ball from the right hand side was flighted into the far post and was headed across the goal, the striker was on hand to tap the ball home.

The visitors took the lead near the break when the home defence failed to deal with the corner and the ball was eventually bundled home.

Killymoon had it all to do in the second half as the left winger scored an absolute screamer past a helpless Brown to give Magherafelt a 3-1 lead.

The second half was a scrappier affair with neither team able to get on top. Killymoon huffed and puffed and their pressure was eventually rewarded.

Dunn received the ball on the edge of the box and unleashed a curler from the edge of the box into the top corner.

The last few minutes Killymoon upped the pressure and with four minutes of added time on the clock Brown came up for the corner to add some extra height.

However the visitors where able to counter-attack and with no keeper the striker made no mistake to kill the tie off.