Dollingstown Edge Out Tandragee Rovers Thanks To Redpath Header

Played in glorious sunshine DFC emerged victorious in a very tough encounter against a very experienced and resilient opposition who were only one of two teams to defeat us so far this season.

Indeed it was Tandragee who almost opened the scoring on 5 minutes when a shot from distance flew just over the bar . After that it was DFC who created a number of chances mainly through Richard Thompson but each time his final effort failed to hit the target after a number of very promising openings.

Then in the final few minutes of the first half it was Tandragee who almost sneaked in front when Croft saved low down at the near post and then a Corbett header flew inches over the bar right on half time.

In the second half it was much the same as the opening period with both teams competing strongly for midfield possession and on 70 minutes the Doc was replaced by Norton as DFC went in search of that elusive winning goal and 5 minutes after this it did finally arrive.

Great work down the left between McConnell and McCordick seen McConnell deliver a peach of a cross to the far post where the other sing back Redpath rose superbly to turn in his header from a very narrow angle.

DFC should have wrapped it up a minute later when McCordick and Norton combined well only for the keeper to narrow the angle at his near post.

Black almost pulled off an equaliser in the final minute when the ball rebounded to him from a free kick but his effort went over the top.

This was a very important 3 points for DFC as they enter a crucial 3 home matches looking for the 5 points they need to assure the league title and enter a play off scenario for promotion back into senior football again.

Now onto Tuesday night with an equally tough game against locals Banbridge Rangers who have already beat DFC at planters park at the start of the season in the premier cup with a 6.30 pm kick off.