Great Night for our three Under 13 teams
Under 13 Local Cup Semi Final
Carrigaline Utd. 0 Corinthian Boys 1
Carrigaline opened this local cup semi final on their home pitch at a blistering pace. They looked to have got their reward at the end of the first quarter, but, somehow, Daniel Squires managed an excellent goal line clearance for Corinthians. Three minutes later, Cian O'Leary produced a diving save to again deny Carrigaline. Whilst the visitors did break on occasions, the first half belonged mostly to the home team.
Corinthians began the second half on the front foot. However, it was Carrigaline who produced the first clear cut chance, resulting in a headed goal line clearance from Shane Cotter. Subsequent Corinthians pressure was rewarded in the 42th minute. Destiny Okonkwo and George Coomber combined well, with Mark Redmond providing the game's decisive moment by breaking the deadlock with a calm finish to the Carrigaline net.
Destiny Okonkwo was denied as quarter four began by a great save from the home 'keeper from a header. His resultant shot came off the woodwork. He was fouled a minute later and a well place free from Jack Leonard went inches over. JL then went on a skillful run followed by a long range shot which the Carrig 'keeper turned around for a corner.
A draw would probably have been a fair reflection overall but the visitors came away with a 1 – 0 win.
1. Cian O'Leary.
2. Sean Cantillon.
3. Shane Cotter. (David O'Sullivan, 55 minutes).
4. Daniel Squires.
5. Eoin Redmond.
7. George Coomber. (Michael Nason, 45 minutes).
8. Daniel Meade.
9. Destiny Okonkwo.
10. David Welch. (Matthew Healy, 55 minutes).
11. Mark Redmond. (Jack Leonard, 45 minutes).
Con Elliot Cup
Corinthian Boys A 3 Midleton A 1
After surviving a few scares resulting from early pressure in the first 10 minutes the lads went 1-0 up after a wonderful strike from David Ruddock who ably demonstrated his skills as a striker. Despite being 2 divisions below our lads Midleon traded blow for blow for the rest of the first half and again as the second half. Having being set up from a great pass from David Ruddock it was Sean O’Cathain who slotted a cooly taken shot top right corner making it 2-0 after 10 mins in the second half. Midleton heads never dropped their heads and were soon rewarded following a a spell of pressure. At 2-1 the game was finely balanced and was nearly 2-2 when Midleton had a one on one with Andrew O’Brien but failed to convert. The outcome of game was finally settled when the impressive David Ruddock made it 3-1. The lads soaked up late pressure from Midleton in the remaining 5 minutes of the game.
Corinthian Boys B 2 St. Marys 0
A great win for our lads and well