U13 Boys Prem vs Corduff FC

vs
Sat 08 Nov 14
Score: 1 - 6

Match Report

Trim Celtic had their work cut out at a rain soaked Tully Pk as they faced cup favourites and last year’s runners up Corduff FC in a 3rd round SFAI cup match on Saturday morning. Corduff started much brighter and were ahead inside three minutes when a free kick floated into the box was headed home by the Corduff striker. It then went from bad to worse for Celtic when a Corduff player went down in the box and the ref pointed to the spot. The penalty was duly dispatched although Luke Doyle in the Celtic goal very nearly got a hand to it. Some swift counter attacking play by Corduff gave them two further goals inside the first fifteen minutes and the tie was over as a contest. It was only then that Celtic seemed to get to grips with the game and the occasion as they overcame their nerves to really take the game to the Dublin side. Every single player in the hoops ran themselves into the ground to ensure that even at 4-0 down they were not going to lie down and make it easy. With Conor McGinley taking control of every ball in the midfield and Oran Kirby imperious as ever at the heart of the defence Trim Celtic probably had the two standout players on the pitch for the remainder of the game.
The second half started much brighter for Celtic although they were to fall further behind in the 40th minute as a free kick form Corduff came back off the crossbar and the ball was prodded home for their fifth goal. An excellent run from Andreas Lopez drew a foul inside the area on 45 minutes and James Murray confidently stroked home the penalty to reduce the arrears. At this stage the game was much more evenly matched and a late Corduff goal put a somewhat unfair gloss on the scoreline for Corduff. Indeed the first fifteen minutes apart this game was no walkover for a team that are technically the second best U13 team in the country and the Trim Celtic team as a whole, players, management and parents can be rightly proud of the effort and commitment shown by all involved. Best for Celtic were Conor McGinley, Oran Kirby and James Murray.
Trim Celtic: Luke Doyle, Eoin Gaffney, Mark Cunningham, Oran Kirby, Adam Wilson, Conor McGinley, Andreas Lopez, James Murray, Liam Reilly, Eoghan Lenehen, Evan deCourcey Tobin
Subs: Kevin McGowan (for Reilly), Jack Vaughan (for deCourcey Tobin), Adam Ryan (for Lenehan), Fionn McEvoy (for Gaffney)

Ground

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

17 Boys Div 1

Corduff FC