Leicester Celtic v Pegasus St James' Athletic

2.30pm  16 October 2016

Leinster Senior League, Senior Division 1B
Leicester Celtic 2 Pegasus St James' Athletic 3 (att 25)

While I had a reasonable choice of morning games in the Leinster Senior League, the afternoon's fixtures were few and far between. This game, in the league's fourth level, was the highest I could find for a new ground to visit.

Leicester Celtic are based at Loreto Park. The main pitch is one of two used for football, and was fully roped off. Although it is essentially just a public park, the football club has its own clubhouse and a small car park nearby.

The club has no links to the East Midlands, but takes its name from Leicester Avenue in Dublin, a street local to where it was founded.

Neither team has made great starts to the season, but Pegasus started this game well, going ahead in the first minute or so. Leicester Celtic soon levelled but fell behind again, to a great goal, before half time.

There was no more scoring until late in the game, when Pegasus scored a third before another Leicester Celtic goal set up an exciting finish, although the visitors held out to win.








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