'Boro earn dramatic late win in city derby

Dicksboro 1-15, James Stephens 1-13

John Knox

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'Boro earn dramatic late win in city derby

Ollie Walsh scored vital goal for Dicksboro

Points in the 60th and 62nd minutes from Oisin Gough and Shane Stapleton (free) earned Dicksboro a somewhat lucky win over James Stephens in a city derby clash in the senior hurling league in Nowlan Park today.
The Village took the lead with a fourth minute goal from Eoin Larkin, and they led most of the way from there. At half-time they shared parity at 1-4 to 0-7 (D), but within two minutes of the restart David Walton had the losers back in front after shooting a point from a free and they motored on nicely from there.
When the game hit the 55 minute mark 'Stephens were looking good when 1-12 to 0-11 in front.
Then a determined run by Dicksboro county player, Ollie Walsh, ended with him booting the ball into the net at the country end. The Village hit back for a point from a free by Walton following a foul on Larkin.
The 'Boro hit back with a pair of points from sub, Paul O'Flynn to level it at 1-13 each. The winners drove on strongly and points from Gough and Stapleton earned them their second victory.
SCORERS: Dicksboro - S. Stapleton (0-7); O. Walsh (1-0); S. Farrell, P. O'Flynn, O. Gough (0-2 each); C. Buckley, R. Murphy (0-1 each). James Stephens - D. Walton (0-6); E. Larkin (1-0); N. Brassil (0-2); N. McQuillan, S. Donohoe, J. McGrath, T. O'Dwyer, C. McQuillan (0-1 each).