NESCL Under 16 League
Trim Celtic 3 – 0 Kells
Trim continued there push for the U-16 league title with a valuable win over Kells Boys on Thursday night. Due to the fixture back log the game was a six pointer to save the same two teams playing each other again next week. Trim started brightly but failed to punish their opponents missing several clear cut oppurtunites. Alan Douglas fired Trim into the lead after good work from Colm Doyle and Anthong Craig after 20 minutes, Douglas got his 2nd before the break after a mix up in the Kells defence and Trim were 2-0 up at half time. Trim failed to kill the game off 2nd half and it wasn’t until the final 5 minutes when John Peden scored Trim’s third that the result was certain. Despite their dominace and the scoreline this was a lacklustre Trim performnce and they will have to improve in the coming weeks in order to maintan a title push. Best for Trim were Paul Genockey, Keith Way and James Moynihan.
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: Barry Flynn (for Philip O’Donohoe), Graham Higgins (for Alan Douglas), John Pedan (for Anthony Craig)
NECSL Under 14 League
Trim Celtic 3 – 3 Athboy
Celtic did well to get a point from this game with Athboy starting brightly and taking the lead within the first fifteen minutes. Sean Foley equalised but Athboy again took the lead. Celtic battled hard and scored a deserved equaliser through Jamie Lee. In-form striker Colm Smith put Celtic ahead for the first time in the match just before halftime.
In the second half Celtic tried to find another goal but hit the crossbar through Diarmuid Higgins, with Damien McGee also having two goals disallowed. Athboy scored a late goal to level the scores. Best for Trim Celtic were Sean Curran, Jamie Lee and Damien McGee.
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murrin, Darren Melia, Nigel Kennedy, Sean Curran, John Shaw, Damien McGee, Jamie Lee, Sean Foley, Colm Smith, Diarmuid Higgins, Keith Earls
Subs: Shane Mooney (for Diarmuid Higgins), James Allen (for Sean Foley), Niall Farrell (for Keith Earls), Jake Shields
NECSL Under 13
Trim Celtic 3 – 4 Ardee Yellow
Trim Celtic dominated the early exchanges and had three good chances to take the lead. Ardee took the lead but Conor Smith equalised before Darragh Scannell scored direct fom a corner. Celtic stretchd their lead when Cian McGrenra finished off a good passing move. Ardee pulled a goal back before halfime. Ardee equalised midway through the second half before scoring the winner ten minutes before the final whistle. Best for Trim Celtic were Conor Smith, Darragh Scannell and Connor Farrell.
Trim Celtic: Brian Marron, Sean Hyland, James Hyland, Connor Farrell, Marcus Shiels, Conor Smith, Ryan Andrews, Darragh Scannell, Chris Fitzsimons, Scott McGowan, Cian McGrenra
Subs: Joey Corrigan (for Scott McGowan)
NECSL Under 12 League
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Kentstown
Trim Celtic U12s moved within one win of the league title with a solid performance against in form Kentstown, who were lying 2nd in the table behind Trim. Trim made a couple of changes to the normal starting line-up and tried to take the game to Kenstown from the start. However, Kentstown proved to be tough opposition and put Trim under pressure early on. Trim soon took control pitch and had a couple of opportunities, one going very close when Sam Millen rounded the keeper after a good move down the left. After 19 mins, Trim took the lead with a fine move starting with Fionn Nally at centre back. He released Sean McGee down the right who crossed to Ciarán Fitzsimons who rounded the defender well and shot past the keeper into the corner of the net. Trim held firm to go in 1-0 at half time. Trim started to dominate the game in the second half and went 2-0 up when Ciarán Fitzsimons shot home from one of James Toher’s set pieces, after the keeper had dropped the ball. This should have been enough for Trim to finish the game and indeed there were a couple of opportunities to put the game beyond Kentstown but they came back with just under 10 mins to go when they worked a fine move down the left. The next few minutes were tense but Trim started to gain control for the final few minutes and see off a fine Kentstown side. As is customary now, there were fine performances all over the park from Trim. Best for Trim Celtic were Ciaran Fitzsimons, Evan Dixon and Fionn Nally.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Shane O’Connor, Evan Dixon, Gavin Mullen, Fionn Nally, Sean McGee, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Ciaran Halpin, Marcus Thompson, Eoghan Fox, Daniel O’Byrne, Gareth White, Sean Spratt