NECSL Under 16 Shield
Kentstown 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Alan Douglas
Trim Celtic defeated Kentstown in the Shield on Saturday after a fine team performance that saw them avenge their cup defeat to same opposition last week. Right for the start Trim took the game to Kentstown with some lovely attacking football and hard work. But despite all Celtic’s dominance they couldn’t find the back of the net and the teams went in level at the break. In the second half Trim continued to force the pace of the game as they searched for the opener but Kentstown defended well and were unlucky not to score themselves when they blazed a penalty over the bar, that spurred Trim back in to life again and they were determined to find a winner. The game looked as if it was heading to extra time after Aaron Newman spurned Trim’s best chance 15 mins from time but with only 6 mins remaining another excellent Trim move resulted in the ball falling into the path of Alan Douglas and as he applied pressure the Kentstown defender deflected the ball into his own net. This was to be the winning goal in what was a well deserved Trim victory in what was one of their best performances of the season. Best for Trim were Anthony Craig, Eric Scanlon and Paul Genockey.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Ciaran Quinn, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Paul Genockey, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, Aaron Newman, Mark Corrigan
Subs: Graham Higgins, John Pedan, David Farrell, Sean Bell, Eoin Hanson
NECSL Under 11
Kells 3 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic got off to a poor start going one nil down after ten minutes. Trim start to press and were having lots of attempts on goal, having great joy down the channels from both wingers. The pressure paid off with a great goal from Connor Hennebry. Trim started to play some great football and John Cunningham went close with a long range effort. The second half continued in the same vein for Trim Celtic but they conceded a goal against the run of play. As Trim Pushed for the equaliser the got caught again on the break and ended up losing 3-1.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colin Keane, Shane Downes, and John Cunningham
Trim Celtic: Danny O’Connell, Colin Stowe, Barry Fitzgerald, Shane Downes, Cian Clarke, John Cunningham, Colin Keane, Malachy Joe Gavin, Connor Hennebry, Ciaran O’Rourke, Jack Johnston.
Subs: Jordan Metcalfe (for Barry Fitzgerald), David Fox (for Shane Downes), Eric Hyland (for Ciaran O’Rourke), Fergus Mulryan (for Jack Johnston), Patrick Lennon (for John Cunningham), Paul Lynch