The winners of this year’s Jackie Crossan Premier Division title will be decided by a play-off between Glengad United and Aileach at Maginn Park after United failed to get the win they needed to clinch the title on home soil on Sunday.
Several hundred spectators flocked to the mountain top ground for United’s last home game where their winning run finally came to an end against a QPS outfit who defended in numbers to thwart wave after wave of attacks from Shane Byrne’s men.
Despite bossing possession for the overwhelming majority of the game, clearcut chances were at a premium for the hosts who struggled to find any space in the final third and, any time they did hit the target, the Point’s in form ‘keeper Jason McCallion was equal to it.
While the Point’s well organised rearguard made it difficult for Glengad they are well used to playing against sides who are set up to defend but the longer this game went on without a goal the more some tension crept into their play as they struggled to get their normally free flowing passing game going.
The result makes for a neutral’s dream and the play-off will be one of the biggest occasions Maginn Park has hosted for several years.
Glengad’s experience of four cup finals in the last two seasons at HQ means they will start as favourites but they face an Aileach side with a mean defence who are particularly effective on the break and will be confident of claiming their second title in four years.
Final Score Glengad United 0 QPS 0
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