Match Reports April 25th to 28th
Corinthian Boys A 3 Everton 1
Corinthians recorded their best win of the season when they got the better of Everton in an exciting contest. Corinthians started well pressurising Everton all over the park and got their reward when a David Ruddock scored with a fine log range effort.
They added to their lead early in the second half when Sean O’ Cathan scored from the penalty spot. To their credit Everton responded well to these reverses and piled on the pressure and deservedly reduced the arrears with 15 minutes to go. However Corinthians responded brilliantly and restored their two goal advantage when Roger Timmons scored from a free kick.
A great team performance from our lads who hopefully now have set a standard for the rest of the season
St Marys B 1 Corinthian Boys B 1
Corinthians came from behind to earn a deserved share of the spoils in this very enjoyable contest. Vinnie O’ Leary scored for Corinthians and Andrew Depuis in goal and the back four as a whole did very well
Corinthians 2-3 Ringmahon
In this local cup quarter final any intentions of playing football were washed away by the atrocious weather, leaving determination and sheer luck to decide the outcome. It was a game of two halves quite literally, considering the gale force wind sweeping across the pitch. Corinthians had the wind advantage in the first half and used it well to take the lead after a Conor Russell free-kick saved by the keeper fell to a grateful Mark Cronin to tap in. A Ringmahon equaliser soon after highlighted the overwhelming impact the weather was having on the game. A hopeful Ringmahon effort from the left hand-side swerved in the wind, changing its path into the top corner of the Corinthians net. With the score tied 1-1 at the break the wind advantage was switched to Ringmahon, giving them an easier task in the second half than Corinthians. This advantage soon showed as Ringmahon took the lead from a fine strike outside the box. They increased their lead further 5 minutes later when a long range effort from a free-kick slipped in after a misjudgement from the Corinthians goalkeeper. This created an incredibly difficult task for Corinthians, needing two goals against the gale wind. But the Corinthians players didn't shy away from the challenge, scoring one with 10 minutes to go when a good cross from Robert Cregan was excellently finished by Pádraig Nash. They fought on but the gap was ultimately too much with the weather becoming the downfall for the Corinthians defeat. On another day, this game would have had a very different game.
Corinthians Boys A 1 Avondale United A 1
What must be the fastest goal in schoolboys football ever as Avondale took the lead after 14 seconds straight from kick off.This of course gave Corinthians an awful lot to do but gradually they got back into the game and began to dominiate.Cors took the game to Avondale and were deservedly rewarded for their efforts.A screaming shot from the edge of the penalty area by Colm Power found the top corner of the Avondale net.Half time came too soon for Corinthians as they pushed for a second.Avondale started the better in the second half but Cors weathered the storm and could have gotten a winner had they converted their chances.Best for Cors were Daniel Tyner, and David Lyne in defence while David Geaney O Brien had a fine game on the left.