Youths Result Mooncoin 6 kilmacow 2

A cold windy ashgrove set the scene for the clash with neighbours Kilmacow .
It took us a while to get going in this game with the sticky conditions and poor passing causing us untold issues early on.
Lee Tracey opened the scoring after 15 minutes when he picked up the ball out wide and beat two defenders to slide the ball to the bottom corner .This settled us down and our midfield started dominating their patch with good possession and a few good passes through midfield opened the Killmacow defence for Lee to slip a pass to James Delahunty to calmly finish for 2 nil.
Unfortunately our concentration dropped a notch and we were duly punished when an opposing midfielder struck a great shot to the net .That was the peoverbial kick in the backside that was needed as we got on top in most areas of the pitch and Ben Fitzpatrick struck a 25 yard effort that sent us to half time 3-1 ahead.
Goal number four arrived early in the second half when our relentless pressure forced a free kick on the edge of the box and Lee was on hand to fire a shot over the wall and past the keeper.
Kilmacow responded immediately with a brilliantly struck free kick of their own to reduce the lead to two goals .
An improvement in our work rate and crisper quicker passing got us on the front foot again and this enabled us to seal the points just after the hour mark.
Goal five was scored by Conor Stacey when he latched on to a loose ball and beat a defender before playing a clever ball into James Delahunty who laid off a great pass for Conor to run onto and hit it a sweet curling shot from 30 yards that flew into the top corner. A goal that would grace any level of the game and this lad made it look so easy.
James scored his second soon after to make it 6-2 .
The lads saw out the remainder of the game with a good possession display and limited the opposition to few long range efforts .
Well done lads on a good solid performance.
Home to Ballinroad next sunday and hopefully Santa might call early with a clean sheet that the management are desperate for 😂😂
Big thanks to all who came today to support the lads in Baltic conditions.