The 2b league winners hopes of league and cup double came to an end last night at the hands of villa , who are a division above in the 2a. Rain and a very strong breeze against us in the first half made it difficult but the lads stuck to the task and probably had the best chance for either team when Daniel sent in a free to brother Ian synnott who glanced a header just wide. 0-0 at halftime which wasn’t bad going against a well drilled villa side . After the break the wind completely went away an we thought this would make for good football and we could really give it a go , but the opposite happened . We started off slow and 5mins into the second half villa swung in a corner for a unmarked man to score at backpost . At 1-0 we were still in it but needed to freshen up , Kieran o Brien and Jason Sauvage came off for robbie walsh and Patrick dalton . No less than 3mins after the substitutions , very sloppy play in our back line gave villa striker a run through on goal , dalton had no choice but to dive in , but he got man only which gave them a penalty and a 2-0 lead and dalton was red carded . The lads didn’t give up to be fair an kept trying but a man down against a good side the game got stretched as a result more bad defending on 70mins saw us go 3-0 down . We made 3 more changes pj for joey , Moore for bunny and scholsey for beano . The game was gone though and as we tryed in vain to score one , villa broke away again to score 4-0. And near the end more tired play say a villa striker run clear to chip our keeper to end a bad cup night for the lads .
Team – Ross o keeffe , joey o Hanlon , Jason sauvage, Ivan Tobin , chris o Hanlon , Ethan Ryan , Kieran o Brien , Daniel synnott , Kevin Dowley , Ian synnott , Johnny Kavanagh . Subs used – robbie walsh , Patrick dalton , pj McGrath , eoghan walsh , Jamie Moore .
Although it was a tough way to go out of the cup this squad of lads have absolutely nothing to be dissappointed
about after they won the 2b division dropping only 5points all season . This was the first junior level success in the club for 15years which was a massive achievement so heads up lads and well done a great season . Hon the coin ☘️☘️☘️