A dramatic last minute penalty save from goalkeeper Eoin Carberry earned Colin Kelly’s men a 4th win in a row and gave our footballers an away win in Derry for the first time since 2007.
2 quick-fire goals from man of the match Callum McCormack (after 96 seconds) and John Heslin (a penalty) put us into an early 6 point lead after only 6 minutes.
Despite Derry getting a goal of their own after 12 minutes further efforts from McCormack and Heslin helped us into a 2-07 to 1-07 lead at the break.
A red card on 50 minutes for Sam Duncan did not affect us as great heart and determination from the defence as well as great scores from forwards Luke Loughlin, Ronan O’Toole (on his debut) and McCormack put us 7 clear on 66 minutes.
But to their credit Derry never gave up and when Niall Toner goaled, the gap was down to 4 before a further point put a goal between the sides entering stoppage time.
Then in the final of the 4 additional minutes Derry earned a penalty which was dramatically saved by Rosemount’s Carberry (who had also made good saves earlier in the game).
Thankfully the referee then blew the full-time whistle soon after as our players got the win which their performance and passion deserved as we got our Division 3 campaign off to a brilliant start.
Roll on next Sunday when we face Armagh in TEG Cusack Park at 2.30.