A game of missed chances for our u14 white team. A first half where we completely dominated, but with no goals to show for it at half time. An early goal in the second half for Tramore, albeit against the run of play gave them confidence.
But the girls composed themselves and equalised with a great passing move finished off by Anna Reddy. We had to settle for the one point on this occasion.
Today we welcomed Tramore to Suir Crescent, with the league format becoming clearer we knew this game would be a right battle.
It took us about 10 minutes to settle and try get the passing game going with Sam Hartwell giving us the lead, then within a few minutes adding his second after being put through by a beautiful flick by Alex Bailey and finishing to the bottom corner superbly.
We now found ourselves in the always dangerous position of two up early in the game, we had the chances to kill the game. Tramore got their goal before half time from a corner that we should have dealt with, which brought them right back into the game. In the second half we started well causing problems on both wings, but to their credit Tramore really went for the game hitting the crossbar.
Our lads showed great resilience and held out for a well earned win. Man of the Match in this one for his workrate and some superb crosses was Stephen Brennan, both wingers today caused lots of problems and bar the soft goal the defence were very solid.
The lads were away to villa today putting in a great performance against a well organised side.
Shay Moore opened the scoring with a great strike early on to put us 1-0 up. Villa scored 2 quick goals shortly after leaving us down 2-1. Oscar o keefe made a crucial save on to the bar shortly after that was thought to be a certain goal for Villa.
Teddy Dunphy got it back to 2-2 before the break. In the second half it was very evenly contested with nothing between the sides. Final score 2-2.
Cody was captain for the day as Park Rangers arrived at Suir Crescent to avenge a 4-2 defeat at their own ground in September.
They started strongly and scored 3 goals quick succession in the first 15 minutes throwing lots of players forward. The game settled after 20 minutes with Mooncoin the better team for the remainder of the match. Numerous chances and corners were to no avail however until Eoin scored late on.
It was too little to late unfortunately and the game finished 3-1. The lads will be hoping to bounce back from their first defeat when they play St. Joseph’s away on Bank Holiday Monday.