Under 16 Match Report – Jan 5th


A superb win away to Mayfield where we showed determination, team spirit and deserved the win.

We dominated the first half with 2 early free kicks going close from Ross Welch and Bryan Cotter and further shots on target from Colin O Brien and Bryan Cotter again proving the game was important for the lads.

Our keeper Joe Harrington had an excellent save on the 23rd minute which was the only one he had to make in the first half.

Harry Shanahan was brought on with 12 mins to go to replace the injured David Hogan and made an immediate impact, with good work down the left he found Mark Buckley whose shot broke out to the waiting Ross Welch whose strike put us 1 up at the break.

The second half we sat back a bit and allowed Mayfield into the game, we had some shots from Colin O Brien, Mark Buckley and Chris Og Jones, before Mayfield got a penalty on 65 mins which they scored from to make the match level.

However our never say die attitude came through again 3 minutes later when Sean Cooke put in a cross to the far post where Harry Shanahan fired home the winner.

From then on we looked comfortable and deserved the win.

Mathew Draper , Colin O'Brien and David O' Regan played very well today.

Our next game is at home to Springfield on Sunday with a 10-30 kick off.

Team: Joe Harrington, Mark O Leary, Matthew Draper, Bryan Cotter, David O Regan (Gavin Holland 55 mins) Chris Og Jones (David Dalton 68 mins) Ross Welch, Sean Cooke, Colin O Brien, Mark Buckley,

David Hogan (Harry Shanahan 27 mins). Sub Sean Desmond unused.

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