Match Reports March 22nd & 23rd
Corinthian Boys A 1 Macroom 3
A very strong Macroom side got the better of a very game Cors squad who gave their all, Corinthians were two down at half time and despite coming more into the game in the second half it was Macroom who added to their advantage before Corinthians Ryan Patrick pulled one back for the hosts late on.
Corinthian Boys B 1 Blarney Utd. A 4
Corinthians gave a good account of themselves against the league leaders, the highlights were a penalty save by Abdrew Depuis and a fine goal for Corinthians by Robert Walsh
Corinthian Boys 6 Riverstown 0
A Riverstown came prepared to defend playing 5 across the back and defend they had to. Corinthians started strongly immediately putting the visiting team under pressure as they came they came forward. A smart piece of play in midfield between Conor Murphy & Adm Idah was finished off with a shot by Adam which went in off the post after 4 minutes.
Corinthians continued to dominate with plenty of opportunites presenting themselves, they added to the score on 15 minutes when a superb cross from Fionn Molloy was finished off by Ricardo Dinanga. The team continued to press from the restart, and got a corner which Leo Barron scored directly from.
Robert Geany O’Brien was set free when he received a ball from Fionn Molloy and was unlucky not to score sending his shot just wide of the goal.
10 minutes in to the second half another corner from Leo Barron was volleyed to the back of the net by Jack McFall. Corners continued to be Riverstown’s downfall, 3 minutes later Fionn Molloy provided a lovely cross from the left which was headed home by Destiny.
The final goal was the pick of the bunch with Adam Idah going on a powerful run beating a t least 5 defenders before firing low into the bottom corner.
Team. R.Lombard, S.Dunlea, L.Edwards, D.Murphy, J.McFall, C.Murphy, F.Molloy, A Idah, R.Dinanga, R.Geaney-O’Brien (Destiny 30) L.Barron. Subs. M Hill, S.Philpott, O’O’Keeffe, K.McGowan, J.Holden, D.Fox
Kilreen Celtic 1 Corinthian Boys A 2
Corinthians beat Kilreen 2-1 with goals from Ruairi Moriarty and Joseph Harte. Corinthians took the lead after 15 minutes when Moriarty gave the keeper no chance with a powerful header from Joseph Harte's corner kick. Kilreen equalised against the run of play just before half time. The lads piled on the pressure in the second half and Harte eventually got the winner from the penalty spot after Andrew Greany had been brought down by the keeper.
Corinthians 1-0 Leeds
Corinthians were back to winning ways again on Sunday after a comfortable 1-0 win at home to Leeds. Corinthians started strongly, with the sunshine and firm ground suiting their high tempo passing game. This style was employed well in the first half especially from Mark Cronin and Jaze Kabia but the final product never came, resulting in a stalemate at half time. The second half continued where the first left off as Corinthians dominated possession but struggled to convert their chances. But after a handful of missed opportunities, the opening goal finally came on 45 minutes. A long kick from goalkeeper Alan Kelleher found Daniel O' Donovan, who's through ball allowed Rory Doyle an excellent strike on goal to give Corinthians a deserved lead. Cors pushed on in search of a second goal and almost found it on several occasions after excellent chances were carved out by wingers Pádraig Nash and Colin O' Mahony. But in the end Corinthians held on to secure a vital three points.