Fairley good day for Slane

5 March 2014; A general view of a football. UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE
5 March 2014; A general view of a football. UEFA Under 21 Championship Qualifier, Republic of Ireland v Montenegro, Tallaght Stadium, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

Moneyslane returned to league action away to Broomhedge on Saturday and stormed back to winning ways with a thrilling 5-1 win.

Bingham and Whitten returned to the squad but were on the bench as the manager kept faith with those players that performed so well against Coagh United.

Although the sun was shining, there was a strong wind blowing and Slane played into it in the first half. After a cagey start, it was Slane who scored first on 15 minutes with Jordan Fairley firing home from 14 yards at an angle.

Despite scoring, the away team did not really settle and Broomhedge equalised when a mix up in midfield gifted possession and a through ball left the striker one on one with Blevins and he scored from eight yards.

Fairley put Slane back in front on 25 minutes with another very good finish again from about 14 yards out. A quick throw on 35 minutes put Gibson behind the defence and he superbly lobbed the advancing keeper from 25 yards.

With the wind behind them, Moneyslane took control of the game and dominated the second half. The lead was extended on 55 minutes when Ervine was played in down the right and his cut back was met by Gregg Harrison, whose shot looped over the keeper and into the net to make it 4-1.

Plenty of other chances came and went. Bingham came on for the injured Adair and Whitten for Fairley. Then on 65 minutes came the goal of the game and a real contender for goal of the season. From a throw down the left, Bingham, Gibson and Quilty combined before the cross was chested off by Harrison and Ervine thumped home a cracker on the volley from 16 yards.

Weir came on for Quinn but Slane’s scoring was done for the day.

MONEYSLANE: Blevins, Quinn, Boyd, Shilliday, Peden, Gibson, Quilty, Jordan Fairley, S Adair, Ervine, Harrison.

Subs: Weir, Bingham, Whitten, Steen.