17 Boys Div 1 vs Kells Blackwater

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Sat 14 Sep 19
Score: 2 - 2

Match Report

A draw on the day was not good enough for Celtic to take their title challenge to the final day and this result means Navan Cosmos are league champions following their earlier victory over Athboy Celtic. The game started brightly for Celtic, who were missing a number of starting players through injury and other commitments, when Liam Reilly broke clear on three minutes to fire an accurate left foot shot just inside the post. With twenty minutes gone Kells equalised when an out swinging free kick was misjudged by the home ‘keeper leaving the Kells player to steer the ball into the empty net from the rebound. With ten minutes to half time Celtic restored their lead with a nice finish from Mark Dempsey. Five minutes later the home side thought they had a third when a long range shot from Sean Foley crashed off the underside of the bar and spun out before Conor McGinley bundled home but the referee decided McGinley was in an offside position when the shot was struck. With ten minutes to go the defining passage of play arrived with Fionn McEvoy clean through on goal, his shot was saved by the Kells ‘keeper who launched a long ball upfield, where Celtic keeper Kevin Dalton fouled the Kells player and was given his marching orders for his second booking. From the resulting free kick Kells equalised and that was how the game was to finish. Once again Celtic can only have themselves to blame for dropping points from a winning position. On another bad note Eoghan Lenehan, who missed the start of the season after breaking his collarbone in pre-season, will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his toe in the first half.
Line up Kevin Dalton Adam Wilson Andrew Gibney Mark Cunningham Eoghan Lenehan Evan deCourcey Tobin Mark Dempsey Sean Foley Conor McGinley Liam Reilly Luke Doyle Subs Conor Mangan (for Lenehan) Fionn McEvoy (for Doyle) Sam Lynch ( for Wilson) Kevin McGowan (for Lynch) Dylan Smith

Ground

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

17 Boys Div 1

Kells Blackwater