A superb advertisement for schoolboy cup football in Ashgrove this evening where our u14 squad gave it their all but came a cropper in the dreaded penalty shoot out.
A scoreless first half with both sides cancelling each other out. The second half started a blistering pace and up popped Aaron McLaughlin with a bullet of a goal from 25 yards. The lead was short lived with Paul’s equalizing within 5 minutes. A golden chance fell to Adam Conway with a minute of normal time left put he couldn’t get a proper header on it.
Extra time was only a couple of minutes in when Adam Conway jinxed his way around a couple of Paul’s players to put the boys 2-1 up. The second period started with the boys still on top and Robbie Harrington danced past defenders to make it 3-1. Game over we thought….four minutes on the clock and St Paul’s got a penalty, 3-2. From kick off Paul’s were awarded a free kick just outside the box and hung it up in the top corner. On to the shoot out where Paul’s progressed.
A disappointing outcome but this squad should be proud of the display this evening.