Under 13 Premier get the better Of Douglas Hall

 

Under 13 Premier
 
Corinthian Boys 3  Douglas Hall 0
 
A keenly contested local derby finished in a win for the home side following three second half goals.
 
Douglas Hall began with a dangerous attack straight from the kick off. Corinthians responded by coming close in the fifth minute with Eoin Redmond heading over from a George Coomber corner. The next 15 minutes saw both sides largely cancel one another out, with fine play from both teams being handled effectively from their opposition.
 
In the 20th minute, RGO'B broke down the right and fired in a low cross which was ably dealt with by the visitor's defence. Ten minutes later, RGO'B headed against the crossbar.
 
Corinthians opened the scoring immediately after half time when RGO'B crossed to GC who found the net. RGO'B provided another excellent cross five minutes later to Mark Redmond who doubled the home side's advantage. David Welch passed to Matthew Healy who scored the third in the 45th minute in spite of an excellent save by Adam Cantwell in the Douglas Hall goal from MH's first effort. AC deserves special mention for an excellent goalkeeping display throughout the match, commanding his box from crosses and saving several fine long range Corinthians shots.
 
Sunday at one, away to Carrigaline, is the latest huge challenge pending for Corinthians.
 
Con Elliot Cup
 
Cor Boys A  3  Youghal Utd. $  AET
 

In the second of 3 encounters between the 2 teams there was a place in the semi final of the Con Elliott cup up for grabs.

It was a game that had wind, rain, sun and hearts racing.  Within 30 mins the lads were staring at a 3-0 deficit as Youghal attacked wave after wave. However, as has been their trade mark this season the lads didn’t give up and a smooth pass from Dylan Buckley was buried in the back of the net by David Ruddock on the stoke of half time.

Having introduced Rhys Callnan, Roger Timon and Ben Quilligan in the second half the lads continued as they left off and within 10 mins there was just a goal separating the 2 sides following a sweet header from Roger Timon top left corner gave the goal keeper no chance. 2-3.  The equaliser came from a sublime lob by Ben Quilligan who coolly tapped the the ball over the keepers head.  3-3.  Youghal weren’t giving up and, despite having the bare minimum of 11 players, saw out a draw forcing extra time.  Any notion that the away team would tire in extra time was quashed when a rebound from the upright was headed into the net from only a few yards out giving them the lead.  Corinthians weren’t short of chances to equalise but couldn’t cross the line before the game was blown up.  The cup run might be over but the final game in this trilogy is the big one.  A win next Saturday will secure our place in D2 and keep the doors open for promotion.  All to play for.

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