The first game of the season today for our 3rd division . A few late withdrawals didn’t help matters with a lot of changes having to be made but it was a very exciting game that we could and should have won. We went 1-0 up on 15mins through adam cunningham who buried a strike after a lovely cross field ball from mikey Ryan. On 20mins we got pegged back after a soft free was given an we didn’t get it away quick enough. On the half hour we missed an open goal somehow when scholsey put it over the bar . We had a few more chances in the first half through scholsey and evan but we couldnt convert so 1-1 at the half. Big mention the 3 youths evan Cleary, mikey ryan and adam croke who were taken off 10 mins into the 2nd half to go play a youths match and all 3 played brilliantly. James blackmore , Derek tebay and kevin knox came into the game as our only 3 subs and all did very well 2nd half. Just after the substitutions we conceded when the ball was spilled from a corner an stradbally tucked it away. This spurred on a very exciting 15mins of play where we really upped our game an took it to the opposition . On 65mins knox played the ball out to Derek, who put a lovely ball across for scholsey to finish at the back post. We looked like goin on to win but a lack of concentration from the kick off saw stradbally cross in to put us 3-2 down. On 70mins great work from scholsey to run into the box , the ball broke an Derek had a shot that was hand balled, kipper stepped up to tuck away the peno 3-3 . We had a couple more chances but it wasnt to be and the game ran out a draw. A lot of positives to take from the first game. With everyone from 1 to 11 plus all 3 subs playing their part .
Team – moore , n.gallagher , kipper , j.o.hanlon , s.cashin , m.ryan , a.croke , j.cody , a.cunningham , e.walsh , e.cleary subs – d.tebay, k.knox , j.blackmore
Next fixture – friday 30th august away to kilmacow