WSFL Under 14C League Mooncoin Celtic 2 vs Park Rangers 1

Cracking game in Ashgrove this afternoon. Our visitors Park Rangers came much improved since we played them last and gave us a hard game from the start. We had the better chances early on and maybe should have had a few goals but it didn’t happen that way. We had 11 players today due to a few injuries but everybody deserves appreciation for their hard efforts. Adam Conway took up his new role again in goal and did very well in communicating with the defenders. Liam Hogan and Ciara O’Keeffe were solid as usual at Centre half. Alex Bailey right back ran all day long and was brilliant in defending and also got himself up the pitch and involved in many attacks. Conor Dermody was breaking through the defence with some very strong runs and was unlucky on many occasions. Eoin O’Callaghan came out on the right wing and out of his comfort zone until he got back in Centre midfield late in second half and made a difference. Lee Freyne played Centre midfield and was at the Centre of everything spraying balls around the pitch. Matthew Morahan played upfront today and he was very effective coming back for the ball and passing it straight away. 0-0 at half time. Emily Blackmore played beside Matthew and she also got very involved in passing the ball out the wing where we were most effective. Park rangers came out stronger in the second half and went 1-0 up just after half time. They pressed us very hard up to the last 10 mins. Mike O’Keeffe player very well at left back. We made a change just before the goal which caught us out however we picked up momentum from there and we threw everything we had at them. Eoin O’Callaghan got into 6th gear and he pressed really hard working very well with Alex Bailey after a ball from Tom Conway and Eoin managed to get the ball in the goal to equalise. Park Rangers tried very hard to score a winner but 2 mins into injury time Lee Freyne right from the training ground supplied the killer thru ball for Tom Conway to bury the winner high into the net! Huge celebrations on the sideline !!! Great to see Sam Hartwell and Daniel Roberts there to cheer on the team both having suffered broken bones. Speedy recoveries boys and hope you will be back soon! Well done to all today!