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Match Report

CUFL Premier Division North

Kick Off: Tuesday 11th October 2016 at 14:00
Location: MU All-Weather
Referee: To be Confirmed

Teams: Maynooth University 2 vs University College Dublin 2

Conor Cannon rescued a point for UCD late on in the opening game of the CUFL Premier Division North.

UCD named a strong starting team but trailed to the home side after 5 minutes when Jake Corrigan's shot took a deflection that gave goalkeeper Gavin Sheridan no chance.

In a game filled with free-flowing football, Maynooth took their slender advantage with them into the half time break. UCD would find an equaliser just before the hour mark as Daire O'Connor would follow up on a parry from keeper Michael Kelly to hit the back of the net.

The Dublin side couldn't build on this momentum however as exciting prospect Jason Grouse would restore Maynooth's advantage four minutes after the equaliser.

UCD went in search for another equaliser and sent on Cannon with 15 minutes to go and his presence made the difference as the pressure started to build on Maynooth. His endeavour would be rewarded as his powerfully-struck shot could not be stopped by Kelly.

This is the first points that Maynooth have dropped in the group stage in the last two years but they will be strengthened in the coming weeks with the return of St. Pat's trio Darragh Markey, Jack Bayly, and Jamie McGrath to the squad.

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