With few goals so far this season it was decided midweek to make a change to our formation and go more for a more attacking style and there was definitely a lot of entertainment at today’s game.
With the new formation we started slow with Ballyduff putting us under a lot of high pressure from the start but the defence of Ciara (C), Patrick and Eoin McGrath prevented the opposition from creating any clear cut chances. We started to settle into the game after 10/15 minutes and a long ball from midfield seen the ball drop to Iker Lopez Marcos who ran in 1on1 with the keeper and score his first goal of the season in his first start.
After going ahead less than 3 minutes later we conceded a corner switched off and left a Ballyduff player free on the 6 yard box to score an easy tap in. 1-1 at the break. After a short 2 minute half time break we conceded almost directly from the kick off. 2 minutes after going 2-1 down a shot from Iker was going wide until Emily Blackmore got to the ball controlled it and took a shot to level the game for a second time, 2-2.
After a succession of throw ins Emily made it 3-2. A long awaited return for Will Cuddihy seen him control the ball outside the box and drive a left footed shot at the keeper and into the goal to make it 4-2.
Jason and Mikey Cronin went close to adding goals in the final minutes of the game. A well earned victory and a great entertaining performance.
Player of the Match goes to Eoin McGrath who put in a solid performance at the back.
We welcome Bohemians to Ashgrove this coming Saturday 12:30 kick off, all support is welcome. Hon the Coin 🇮🇪