With the Eircom Premier Division slightly lower down on the list of priorities of leagues to keep abreast of, it has taken a few days to uncover a beauty from St. Pat’s Alan Cawley against Sligo Rovers last Friday night.
We pick up the action midway through the second half with the scores locked at one-apiece. Earlier, Gareth O’Connor opened the scoring for St. Pat’s on 42 minutes only for Gavin Peers to head Sligo back on level terms on early in the second half.
Looking to regain the lead, St. Pats built an attack down the left only for the Sligo defence to clear their lines until the ball fell to Alan Cawley 30-yards out. What happened next played out in milliseconds as, after a tidy touch with his right peg, the midfielder cracked a perfect left-footer into the top corner which the keeper had no chance of saving.
Cawley’s strike however failed to prove the winner as Sligo’s Alan Keane scored with two minutes left on the clock to snatch a point for Rovers in a pulsating game at Richmond Park.
Alan Cawley’s super strike against Sligo Rovers can be seen here.