OMP Utd vs 2003 Boys Prem

Tue 19 Apr 16
Score: 4 - 7

Match Report

On a glorious evening in St. Mary’s Park, Trim Celtic defeated the home side to advance to the semi-final of the Shield competition. In truth this was a scrappy game with some unorthodox defending which resulted in a high scoring match. Celtic actually started this match quite well and had a few chances in the first 5 minutes but through a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping from the OMP keeper they failed to open the scoring. To the horror of the away supporters OMP opened the scoring in the 6th minute much against the run of play. Celtic picked it up again after this and 2 minutes later were level when a Ciaran Caulfield free from the right found Kris Gorman in the box and with a rare header he put Celtic level at 1-1. Just when everybody thought that Celtic had regained control of the match OMP went into the lead again just a minute later. This game was proving to be much more difficult than Celtic had envisaged and they had to draw on all their resources to make their mark on the match. Celtic equalised for as second time in the 14th minute when a Josh Harris cross was met on the volley by Ciaran Caulfield at the edge of the box to restore parity in the match. From this point on Celtic really dominated. In the 16th minute a long pass from his own half by David Boyle found Josh Harris who ran through and rounded the keeper to put Celtic 3-2 up. Five minutes later it was 4-2 when a Kris Gorman pass reached Aaron Mc Cormack and his shot rattled the back of the net. The same combination in reverse scored Celtic’s next goal when Aaron’s cross was finished to the net by Kris. That was then end of the scoring in the 1st half so Celtic went in at half time with a 3 goal lead. The 2nd half started with Celtic still in the mood for further goals and the supporters didn’t have long to wait for goal number six, when 4 minutes into the half, Josh Harris was breaking through the OMP defence when he was hauled down on the edge of the box. Josh got up and dusted himself down and fired the ball into the top corner of the net. Goal number seven arrived 2 minutes later when Ciaran Caulfield ran through and rounded the keeper to add to the goal fest. Celtic made several changes at the stage and despite some near misses and they didn’t add to their goal tally. OMP to their credit never gave up and finished strongly and were rewarded with 2 late goals. Best for Celtic on the evening were Harry Cottrell who again was solid at the back and put in some crunching tackles, Joey Cole and Kris Gorman who were immense in midfield and never stopped running and the entire strike force that were a constant threat all night. Next up is an away trip to play Kells Red on Saturday morning in a crucial league encounter where Celtic cannot afford to drop any points if they have aspirations of winning the league. Trim Celtic: James Bourke, Josh Harris, Harry Cottrell , Blake Gibbons, Ciaran Caulfield, Joey Cole, Kris Gorman, Aaron McCormack, David Boyle Sean Tully, Wesley Gibbons. Subs: Shaun Mulryan (for Bourke), Kian Oliver (for Caulfield), Evan Kennedy (for Harris), James Molloy (for Boyle)


St. Mary's Park
Saint Mary\'s Park, Co. Meath, Ireland