U13 Boys Prem vs Johnstown

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Wed 29 Apr 15
Score: 3 - 2

Match Report

Trim Celtic finished their season with a well deserved win against Johnstown on a wet and windy Wednesday evening in Tully Park. Starting the game with some positional changes Celtic looked busy from the whistle with new centre forward Oran Kirby proving a handful for the Johnstown defence. The concession of a free kick just outside the box was to prove costly for Celtic however as Johnstown took the lead from it with a well worked move. Just before half time Celtic were back on level terms when James Murray played in Andreas Lopez who finished low and hard in off the post to give the 'keeper no chance. The second half started with Celtic playing with the wind behind them and they pinned Johnstown back with a succession of corners. It was from one of these corners that the ball rebounded to corner taker James Murray who controlled the ball before drifting past two defenders and unleashing an unstoppable shot in off the crossbar from a tight angle to give Celtic the lead. The Hoops survived a few scary moments before, with five minutes to go, Andrew Gibney won the ball in the Johnstown half and showed great strength to hold off the defender before lobbing the 'keeper from twenty five yards. Indeed all three Celtic goals were of the highest quality and would be well in the running for any goal of the season award. With the last kick of the game Johnstown scored a debatable goal when the wet ball slipped from 'keeper Fionn McEvoy's grasp and he looked to have stopped it on the line but, with goal line technology not yet available in Tully Park, the goal was given. The result means Celtic finish a creditable fifth with a points tally of 26 and can look forward to next season with renewed optimism.
Trim Celtic: Luke Doyle, Kevin McGowan, Mark Cunningham, James Murray, Adam Wilson, Conor McGinley, Fionn McEvoy, Eoin Gaffney, Liam Reilly, Andreas Lopez, Oran Kirby
Subs: Andrew Gibney (for McGinley), Evan deCourcey (for McEvoy), Jack Vaughan (for Kirby), Eoghan Lenehan (for Cunningham)

Ground

Tully Park
Summerhill Rd, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

Johnstown