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Victory for RCSI as they dominate the scoreline

11 October 2016

RCSI 6-1 Dunboyne

Railway Union Sandymount

Winning start for RCSI


RCSI Men's soccer got there season off to a winning start with a convincing 6-1 victory over Dunboyne at Railway Union Sports Ground.  RCSI raced out of the traps quickly with a penalty inside the opening 10mins. The penalty was taken by Eoghan Farrell and just about snook in under the Dunboyne keeper. Dunboyne were level soon after this however, with a looping free kick decieving the RCSI defence and goalkeeper Ahmed Alsaffar. But RCSI bounced back quickly after this with a piece of quick thinking by Fionn O'Tighearnaigh with a quick free kick playing through Fionn Lynch who rode the challenge of the Dunboyne defender and slotted into the corner. Now 2-1 up RCSI continued to apply the pressure, with forwards San Kim, Ciaran Armstrong and Fionn Lynch all going close, in particular one well worked move being ruled out for offside. The game became ill tempered at this point with a number of yellow cards being dished out to players on either team. But RCSI finished the half strong with San Kim and Fionn Lynch both finding the back of the net the leave RCSI 4-1 up at the break.


In the second half RCSI dominated the ball and but for some questionable finishing could have founf themselves further ahead, in particular Fionn Lynch somehow managing to hook his shot wide with the goal at his mercy and denying himself a hat-trick. But RCSI were not to be deterred, with Fionn O'Tighearnaigh getting a glancing header from a huge throw in from Ryan Roopnairnesingh to make it 5-1. At this point RCSI had made many substitutions, and a strong bench all made an impact, in particular with a goal from Sami Merei to complete the scoring at 6-1.

A great start to the season for RCSI and they will now hopefully be ready to kick on in the league as they know bigger challenges await. RCSI would like to wish Dunboyne the best of luck in the remainder of the season. 

Well done to Eoghan Farrell (captain) and Brian O'Sullivan (coach) on leading the team to the first of success of the season......we look forward to many more.