2003 Boys Prem vs Navan Town

Sat 24 Sep 16
Score: 11 - 0

Match Report

Trim Celtic returned to league action against Navan Town at a wet MDL this Saturday morning after their exploits in the SFAI Cup last weekend. The opposition today again were a bit of an unknown quantity to Celtic as they had just been promoted from Division 1 last year. Celtic started this game with serious intent and were 1 up after 2 minutes with a move straight from keeper David Curran’s kick out to David Boyle who in turn found Ciaran Caulfield who crossed for Sean Mc Donnell to open Celtic’s account. Celtic continued to dominate play and their next chance fell to Josh Harris in the 7th minute but his shot was wide. It took until the 14th minute for Celtic to increase their lead when Josh Harris went on a run and found Sean McDonnell who finished confidently to make it 2-0. The next 10 minutes Celtic were camped in Navan Town’s half and Sean McDonnell, David Boyle and Wes Gibbons from a corner all had chances to put Celtic 3 up. The 3rd goal did come in the 24th minute and again it was a good move from the back, when Blake Gibbons played the ball to Harry Cottrell who in turn found David Boyle and his fierce shot rattled the back of the net. The next goal was 4 minutes later when Josh Harris expertly flicked home the ball from Ciaran’s Caulfield's cross. On the half hour Celtic were 5 up with Josh Harris again at the end of a sweeping move involving Kris Gorman, Sean Mc Donnell and Ciaran Caulfield. Celtic’s 6th goal came in the 31st minute courtesy of a long range free from Ciaran Caulfield which nestled in the far corner past the Navan Town keeper. The 1st half scoring was completed when 2 minutes later Ciaran Caulfield got his second, when put through by Kris Gorman.
Celtic introduced their 3 substitutes, James Molloy, Conor O’Hare and Aidan Scott who was making his debut with team today, at the start of the 2nd half. Indeed it only took Conor O'Hare a minute to make an impact when he rounded the keeper and had the ball in the net for Celtic’s 8th goal. Six minutes later he turned provider for Sean Mc Donnell to seal his hat-trick and Celtic’s 9th goal of the match. Conor could have had his 2nd in the 50th minute when from a Sean Tully free, his header came back of the post. Celtic next goal came in the 57th minute when the now marauding Sean Tully provided a pass for Josh Harris to complete his hat trick. The final goal of the match came in the 63rd minute when another ball from Sean Tully found Josh Harris who unselfishly passed the ball to Conor O'Hare when he could have scored himself to complete a near perfect performance for the team. On a day when Celtic played as well as they ever have and were clinical in front of goal, it would be unfair to single out any players other than to say that it was tremendous performance by all involved and very encouraging as we move forward in this season. Next week we are on our travels again when we visit current table toppers Kells Blackwater.
Trim Celtic squad: David Curran, Josh Harris, Harry Cottrell, Blake Gibbons, Ciaran Caulfield, Joey Cole, Kris Gorman , David Boyle, Sean Tully, Wesley Gibbons, Sean Mc Donnell, Aidan Scott, James Molloy, Conor O'Hare


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