2003 Boys Prem vs Kells Blackwater

vs
Sat 10 Oct 15
Score: 0 - 0

Match Report

Trim Celtic Gunners met the current league leaders Kells Blackwater who had not dropped a point prior to this match in the MDL. The Gunners knew that this was going to be a good test against the league leaders. This was a very competitive match that was generally played in a good spirit, both teams started well with Kells having the advantage of playing down the pitch in the 1st half. David Boyle had a shot in the 1st minute but unfortunatley it didn't trouble the Kells keeper. Play ebbed and flowed until the 18th minute when Ciaran Caulfield met a David Boyle free with his head but again his effort was not on target. James Bourke who is developing into a top class keeper pushed a dangerous shot from Kells over the bar in the 20th minute. The game remained scoreless until half time.
Kells started well in the 2nd half and almost had a chance in the 1st minute but James Bourke was quickly off his line to gather the through ball. Kells again came close in the 35th minute when the hit the crossbar following a scramble in the Celtic box. James Bourke had to be on his toes 3 minutes later to scramble a ball away at his far post and a minute later Sean Tully was very alert to clear the ball of the line following a Kells corner. Celtic then had a period of possesion during which Kris Gorman was unlucky with a fine shot in the 43rd minute. Both teams tried hard to get a winner in the remainder of the match with Kells probably having the best chance when they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Celtic box. To the relief of all the Celtic team and supporters the free was tamely shot wide. In a very good performance by the Trim Celtic team, James Bourke was outstanding in goals, his defence in front of him all played very well, with Josh Harris and Wes Gibbons excellent in the centre of defence. The midfield worked very hard throughout, with Kris Gorman doing well when he dropped back from centre forward in the 2nd half. Ciaran Caulfield and Aaron McCormack tried their best in the forward line but were up against a well organised defence who gave them very few chances. Celtic are on their travels again next week, away to Kentstown in the league, where they hope to maintain their steady progress.
Trim Celtic: James Bourke, James Molloy, Josh Harris, Harry Cottrell, Blake Gibbons, Ciaran Caulfield, Joey Cole, Kris Gorman, Aaron McCormack, David Boyle, Sean Tully, Wesley Gibbons
Subs: Shaun Mulryan, Blake Gibbons, Kian Oliver, Evan Kennedy

Ground

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

16 Boys Prem Green

Kells Blackwater