The lads had to travel to tramore for a junior cup fixture against premier division opponents , and will feel disappointed to come away with a loss after a terrific performance . In the first half tramore had more of the possession but our defending and closing down from defence , midfield and strikers was unreal as everyone worked tirelessly, limiting tramore to long distance efforts . Looking like 0-0 at halftime , but we gave away a free on the edge of our box on 45mins .
When it came in derek came to punch , but missed and the ball was nodded in . Positive words between the team at the break , and the second half started as the first finished .
Tramore having possession , with us holding them at bay and really frustrating them ,and playing lovely counter attacking football . On 55mins we had the best chance of game when Daniel synnott switched the play to Jason Sauvage, Sav then played an pin point through ball to chris Barnes with only the keeper to beat he curled it wide of the post .
We still battled , we made a few changes as legs were getting tired , but still we gave them no clear chance at goal . In the dying minutes a goal mouth scramble in tramore a box where it looked like a handball denied Ivan Tobin a clear scoring chance . Johnny kav was given a straight red card for his protest about the handball . And 1-0 is how it finished .
It was a joy to watch even though the result went against us, and it goes to show with the right attitude and determination it doesn’t matter how many divisions a team is above you , you can still compete . Massive well done to the whole team and 5 subs who were used , ye did the club proud .
Team . Derek tebay , ross o keeffe , Ivan Tobin , Patrick dalton , Jason Sauvage, Kieran o Brien , chris Barnes , Daniel synnott , joey o Hanlon , Ian synnott , Johnny kav. Subs . Chris Hanlon , eoghan walsh , Michael jones , Kevin Knox , Niall McDonald .