Late Gracefield brace denies Portlaoise victory

After conceding two late goals last weekend in a 4-3 defeat to Dynamo Town, Gracefield exacted some revenge against Portlaoise in Rossleighan Park with a late brace to salvage a point on Sunday morning.

After conceding two late goals last weekend in a 4-3 defeat to Dynamo Town, Gracefield exacted some revenge against Portlaoise in Rossleighan Park with a late brace to salvage a point on Sunday morning.

CCFL Division 2

Portlaoise ‘A’ 3

Gracefield Ath 3

What should have been a good flowing game of soccer was destroyed by blustery winds and incessant driving rain, but the two sides battled the elements to play out an entertaining encounter that saw them come away with a hard-fought point apiece.

With both harbouring serious title aspirations, this was always going to be a keenly contested affair and despite the tough conditions, they did manage to string together some decent passages of play.

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