Valuable home win for Park

MOYOLA entertained Portstewart at the Mill Meadow on Saturday looking to get a result and pick up valuable points. 

The home team had the first effort in the 5th minute however; a shot from McElhatton went wide. The next best chance fell to Pattison as he headed against the crossbar after a great run and cross by McElhatton.

In the 21st minute the visitors should have opened the scoring when a ball from Peden found the unmarked Boylan however he miss hit the shot and the ball was cleared by Stewart.  Two minutes later a corner from Crockett was tipped over by Madison and from the resulting corner by Pattison was headed over by McElhatton.

The home side opened the scoring when a cross from Crockett was headed by Pattison and Tosh in the visitors defence was adjudged to have handled the ball by Dessie Loughrey and Crockett fired the resulting penalty past Madison.

Moyola doubled their lead in the 42nd minute when an outstanding ball from Crockett through the visitors defence found Pattison on the right and his cross across the front of goal found Moore who fired the ball in for 2-0. 

Moyola had the first chance of the second half in the 56th minute when a free kick by Crockett found McQuillan and his header was saved by Madison.  A minute later a ball from Pattison found Stewart on the left and his cross found the unmarked Moore however his shot was blocked by Madison.  Moore again was in the thick of the action in the 61st minute when following a cross from Crockett he cut inside on his left foot and fired a shot which was well saved Madison.

The visitors got back into the game in the 66th minute when a cross into the box found Tosh and his header found the bottom right hand corner of the goal.

Moyola wrapped up all three points when Crockett found Pattison who lofted the ball over the advancing Madison.

This was great performance from the home side and a valuable 3 points.

Moyola: Maguire, Lucas, Stewart, Whiteside, McQuillan, McFadden, McElhatton, Pattison, Crockett, McIntyre, Moore. Subs: Hassan, Kelly, Holmes.

Portstewart: Madison, White, Bradley, Ramsey, Tosh, Peden, Hamilton, Dinsmore, Boylan, Todd, Mason. Subs: McAllister, Taylor, T Parsons, Quinn, C Parsons.

Moyola’s next game is on the 18th February 2012 away to Knockbreda,