U12 NECSL Division 1
Trim Celtic 1
Trim Celtic Scorer Eoin Sweeney
In this exiting and entertaining Under 12 match at Kingscourt’s fabulous all-weather facility the teams shared the points. Without a competitive match for five weeks it took the Trim lads some time to get to the pace of the match. Both teams came close to converting in the first half but with some superb defensive play from Adam Chesser and goalkeeper Lateef Yussuf for Trim the game remained scoreless at the break. Trim were unlucky not to go one up in the early stages of the second half when Eoin Sweeney showed great skill and pace to skip past the Kingscourt defence before crossing in to the six yard box only to see it put behind for a corner. However it was Kingscourt who got on the score sheet first when a mix-up in the Trim defence allowed the Kingscourt striker to nip in and finish to an empty net. Trim continued to push forward and were almost rewarded when James McKeown went on a run from the left showing strength and determination to get past the defence only for his shot to go into the side netting from an acute angle. The pressure eventually paid off when a cross from McKeown found Eoin Sweeney on the edge of the box and Sweeney made no mistake sliding the ball past the advancing keeper. Both teams contributed to and exiting final fifteen minutes with end to end football creating numerous chances with Dean Egan almost grabbing the winner for Trim in the final minutes when McKeown sent a perfect ball into his path on the six yard line only for Egan’s shot to end up in the keepers hands. Best for Trim on the day were goalkeeper Lateef Yussuf with Adam Chesser dominating at the back and James McKeown and Eoin Sweeney excellent up front.
U14 NECSL Division 2
Trim Celtic 0
A disappointing performance from Trim who never really got going. A long time without a game seemed to show and Trim were slow to get going, some early possession by Johnstown had Trim under pressure and kept putting on the pressure as half time loomed .All credit to Trim as they stuck at it and came in at half time 0-0.
A slow start to the second half by Trim saw them letting in 2 goals in the first 10 minutes. As the game went on Trim came into it more and started to pass the ball better, pushing forward they started to dominate possession but just could not find the final pass to create an opening.
The game finished with a 2-0 loss and some harsh lesson’s were learnt by a good Trim team
U11 NECSL Division 1
Trim Celtic 3
Trim Celtic Scorers. Mickey Cullen (2) Jack Walsh 1
Trim Celtic put in their best performance of the season and were rewarded with a comfortable win, even though a small injury to keeper Paddy Maloney resulted in him having to come off at half time. Jack Walsh scored his goal for the club shortly after entering the field of play, the win was secured when Mickey Cullen scored two well taken goals to add to his impressive tally for the season. Adam Sheehan and Ruairi Shortt were outstanding throughout the game
U12 NECSL Division 3
Trim Celtic 2
U11 NECSL DIVISION 2
Trim Celtic 2
Raistin Rovers 2
These are the final fixtures/results before Christmas… Trim Celtic would like to wish all its Players/Mangers/Assistants and most of all the parents who continue to give their support a very Happy Christmas