Mach Reports Oct 12th & 13th
Seniors through to Keane Cup Semi Final, Under 13 & 14 Premier Sudes maintain 100% records
College Corinthians 2 Avondale Utd. 0
Corinthians moved through to the semi final of the Keane Cup with a good victory over Avondale who finished the game with nine players. Ricky O’ Sullivan and Evan Browne scored for Corinthians.
FAI Junior Cup
Grattan Utd. 3 College Corinthians Ath 1
Glen Celtic B College Corinthians
Corinthian Boys 3 Springfield Ramblers 1
Corinthian Boys 2 Springfield Ramblers 0
The Under 13 premier team had another excellent win against a strong and well drilled Springfield Ramblers Team.
Corinthians dominated the game from the very start enjoying the majority of possession, however , they struggled to create any real scoring chances . Eventually after forcing two corners in a row, Adam Idah scored with a fine header in the 22nd minute. They continued to press for the rest of the half but could not get a second goal.
The defence played particularly well, led by Jack McFall and Oisin O’Keeffe, with Mark Hill and Leo Barron providing constant threats from full back. The lads were very impressive with their passing game constantly stretching Springfield for the entire game.
In the 52nd minute following a very impressive period of passing and movement, Adam Idah played an excellent pass for Liam Edwards to finish with a low shot to the corner of the net. They were unlucky not to extend their lead further when a free kick from Leo Barron coming back off the crossbar and Adam Idah narrowly missing from the rebound.
In the final minute of the game Richard Lombard produced an excellent flying save from the only real attack launched by Springfield.
The team move on to an away National Cup fixture against Wilton United next Saturday.
Team: R.Lombard, M Hill (S. Dunlea 55), L.Barron, J.McFall, O.O’Keeffe, C.Murphy, F.Molloy (L.Edwards 40), B.Hayes (M.Healy 55), A.Idah, J.Holden (D.Fox 35), R.Dinanga (K.McGowan50)
Blarney Utd. 2 Corinthian Boys A 2
Corinthians came from behind twice to earn a well deserved draw. After a scoreless first half the game came to life when Blarney scored early in the second half when the lads failed to deal with a high ball in the box. Corinthians hit back when David Cotter gave the keeper no chance with a well placed shot into the roof of the net. Blarney took the lead with 15 minutes to go but the lads fought back and dominated the rest of the game with Daniel Harte and Ruairi Moriarty getting on top in midfield and Brian Lagrue and Ben Lucey causing problems on the flanks. Max Scanlon had a great chance to equalise but his shot just went over the bar. The equaliser finally came when Ben Lucey finished off a cross from Andrew Kelleher. The lads thought they had scored the winner in the final minute when Ruairi Moriarty slotted the ball past the keeper from a David cotter pass but the referee deemed it to be offside. Max White made sure Corinthians left with a point with a diving save from a free kick in the dying seconds. Best for Corinthians were Niall Hartnett, Luke Healy and David Cotter.
Douglas Hall A 5 Corinthian Boys B 0
Leeds 2 Corinthian Boys 3
A much improved Leeds team provided the opposition in what was a tough 3-2 win for Corinthians in Leeds park. Cors took the game to Leeds in the first half, with a Rory Doyle goal from a Robert Cregan corner the difference between the teams at the break. Corinthians could have wrapped up the points early in the second half but a handball in the box handed a greatful Leeds team a penalty & the equaliser they had been searching for. This did not kill Corinthians' spirits though, for 5 mins later they retook the lead thanks to a cool Adam Idah finish. It was then Leeds' turn to again search for an equaliser, which soon came from a spectacular effort outside the box. The game then took one final twist in the last few minutes as Adam Idah again scored from a Conor Russell ball over the top in what was a carbon copy of his earlier finish. Corinthians could not have ground out such a hard earned 3 points without the efforts of Patrick Buckley, Jaze Kabia & Conor Fagen in midfield & Alan Kelleher, who's goalkeeping skills saved corinthians on more than one occasion.
Carrigaline Utd. 1 Corinthian Boys 3
Corinthian Boys B 3 Churchvilla 0
Carrigtwohill Utd. 3 Corinthian Boys A 1
A slow start from the boys saw them go two behind before half time and this gave them a mountain to climb. Things improved greatly in the second half and a great goal from Joe Cremen put them back in the game, they had a number of chances to equalise after that through Patrick O’Callaghan, Cameron White and Daniel Hurley but never got back on terms. Some slack marking again from a corner allowed Carrigtwohill to score from a free header and having re-established their two goal lead they were never going to leave it slip. Carrigtwohill had a man sent off with 5 minutes to go for a two footed challenge on Joe Cremen and the boys finished the game pressing to get back in it, but it was too little too late and they leave empty handed. Good performances on the day from Brian Hartnett, Paddy Kelleher, Patrick O’Callaghan and Cameron White.
Springfield Ramblers 1 Corinthian Boys 1
Corinthian Boys Leeds
Mayfield Utd. College Corinthians