Late winning goal sees Corinthians overcome excellent Bonagee side
Corinthian Boys 1 Bonagee Utd. (Donegal) 0
Corinthiann Boys Under 14 Premier squad made it through to the semi final of the National Cup for the second year in succession courtesy of a hard earned 1-0 victory over Bonagee Utd. The winning goal came in the last five minutes when Daniel Meade forced the ball home from close range following a goalmouth scramble in which Bonagee had twice cleared the ball off the line.
It was a deserved victory for Corinthians as they had dominated the game for long periods creating plenty of chances but being denied by some superb goalkeeping by the Bonagee net minder and some superb last ditch defending by the well organised Bonagee defence. With little possession Bonagee struggled to create but the visitors pacy centre forward was always a handful and the longer the game remained scoreless the worry was that Bonagee could nick a goal on the break or from a set piece.
Having defended so admirably it was a little harsh on Bonagee that they conceeded just when it looked as if the game was heading to extra time and they had just been reduced to ten players and they were devestated afterwards but they can hold their heads up high having travelled to Kerry, Limerick and then Cork they have done their Club proud and on another day could have made it through to the semi final.
Corinthians now move onto a home semi final clash with a very highly rated Castlebar Celtic side which may be scheduled for next weekend bit this is not confirmed yet. The management team would like to thank everyone who supported the team yesterday and will be hoping for a large home support for the semi final. The Corinthians squad for yesterday's game was
Alex Hill, Cian O' Leary, Daniel Meade, Daniel Squires, David Welch, Destiny, Eoin Redmond, George Coomber, Jack O' Brien, Jack Leonard, Mark Redmond, Mathew Healy, Michael Nason, Robert Geaney O' Brien, Shabe Cotter, Sean Cantillon, Jack Leonard
The team is managed and coached by Mark Redmond, John Meade and Craig Donnellan.