Tiarnan Rafferty hit a first half hat-trick for Moyola Park
Saturday, 02 February 2019
A quick fire Tiarnan Rafferty hat-trick set Moyola Park on course to comprehensively defeat Sport & Leisure Swifts at Mill Meadow.
In the only Bluefin Sport Premier Intermediate League game to beat the weather Rafferty opened the scoring after ten minutes, although this was cancelled out nine minutes after that when Padraig Lynch levelled for the visitors.
However Rafferty restored Moyola's lead three minutes later before extending it from the spot just after the half-hour mark.
That was how it stayed until the 62nd minute when Conor Taggart added a fourth for Mervyn Pattison's side. Kyle Beggs then made it 5-1 midway through the second half before knocking home number six with just under a quarter-of-an-hour remaining.
Moyola Park: Farniok, McAllister, Harris, McQuillan, Heavron, Mitchell, Beggs, Graham, Rafferty, Taggart, Tolan subs McClure (replaced Taggart 80), Agnew (not used), Harkin (replaced Graham 67), Greer (not used), Doyle (replaced Rafferty 71)
Sport & Leisure Swifts: Magill, Larkin, H. Dyer, P. Lynch, Shannon, N. McAuley, Doyle, McAlorum, R. McAuley, Gallagher, K. Lynch subs McGrogan (replaced N. McAuley 46), Heatley (replaced R. McAuley 46), Johnston (not used), P. Tully (not used)
Referee: John Maxwell