2002 Boys Prem vs Torro Utd

Sat 10 Oct 15
Score: 2 - 0

Match Report

Second half goals from Daniel Coleman and Fionn McEvoy gave Celtic a deserved 2-0 victory over Torro in the MDL grounds in Navan. It was Celtic who started the brighter and they should have been in front in the second minute when a great run by Andreas Lopez set up Andrew Gibney whose well struck shot from ten yards came crashing back off the crossbar. There then followed a ten minute spell where Celtic looked dangerous , particularly down the right through Conor McGinley and Lopez but a reluctance to shoot when in good positions meant the chances were spurned. Celtic were nearly made to rue their missed chances when Torro started creating plenty of space down their right hand side and they almost took the lead with a great cross/shot which just went past the post. Torro with a great chance from a free kick but the game was to remain scoreless at half time.
Celtic carried on where they left off in the second period with Daniel Coleman and Liam Reilly working well down the left until a clash of heads left Reilly with a nasty lump under the eye which ended his day prematurely. Then on fifty minutes the Celtic pressure told as an almighty scramble in the Torro penalty area resulted in Daniel Coleman prodding the ball home from five yards for his first goal in the hoops. The final minutes were fraught with danger for Celtic as Torro pushed for an equaliser but in the last minute a quick counter attack spearheaded by the energetic McGinley resulted in the game clinching score. McGinley beat three defenders before unselfishly squaring the ball to McEvoy to tap in. It was a well worked goal which was indicative of the way Celtic passed the ball all day and it was no more than they deserved. There was still time for Torro to make it nervy for Celtic but with 'keeper Kevin Dalton beaten to the ball Mark Cunningham was on hand to clear the ball off the line. Kingscourt are next up for the hoops back in Navan next week as they look to leapfrog their Cavan opponents with a victory. Best on the day for Celtic were Adam Wilson, Daniel Coleman and Mark Cunningham with Wilson in particular never putting a foot wrong. Evan deCourcey Tobin missed the game due to a family bereavement and the thoughts of the squad are with him and his family.
Trim Celtic: Kevin Dalton, Adam Wilson, Mark Cunningham, Oran Kirby, James Murray, Andreas Lopez, Eoin Gaffney, Liam Reilly, Daniel Coleman, Conor McGinley, Andrew Gibney
Subs:Fionn MvEvoy (for Gibney), Eoghan Lenehan (for Reilly), Luke Doyle, Kevin McGowan, Jack Vaughan, Cian Russell


MDL Grounds
Trim Road, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

17 Boys Div 1

Torro Utd