Johnstown vs Trim Celtic Under 13 Boys

Sat 25 Oct 14
Score: 0 - 4

Match Report

Trim Celtic continued their remarkable start to the their season by defeating Johnstown to claim their fifth win from five starts in all competitions this year. With a squad of only twelve players due to absences and injuries Trim Celtic took the game to their opponents from the first whistle and only some fine goalkeeping from the Johnstown ‘keeper kept the scores level. That was all to change fifteen minutes in when an excellent delivery from a Mark Cunningham corner was cleared by the Johnstown defence only as far as Fionn McEvoy. McEvoy caught the ball with the sweetest of right foot volleys from 20 yards which arrowed into the net, leaving the goalkeeper stranded. This is a worthy contender for goal of the season not just for Trim Celtic but the league as a whole. Meanwhile, the Johnstown ‘keeper was fighting a one man battle to keep Trim out and he pulled off two excellent saves, first to stop McEvoy getting a second and then stopping Andreas Lopez from getting on the score sheet. Lopez, however, would not be denied and with five minutes to go to half time he picked up the ball inside the box before calmly rounding the ‘keeper and slotting the ball home. This gave Trim a vital cushion at half time. Half way through the second half the game was wrapped up for Celtic when Liam Reilly showed exceptional bravery to throw himself into a 50-50 with the Johnstown “keeper. After showing great pace to sprint by the last defender he managed to poke the ball past the on-rushing ‘keeper to make it 3-0 but took a crushing impact to the chest and knee which meant he had to come off to applause from supporters and team-mates. There was still time for a fourth goal when Evan deCourcey Tobin finished off some excellent work by Eoghan Lenehan to lift the ball past the Johnstown ‘keeper for 4-0. It was another excellent display by the Trim Celtic defence with Luke Doyle keeping a third clean sheet in four league games with the defence as a whole only conceding one goal in four games. With defending champions Kells/Blackwater coming to Tully Park next week followed by the third round of the SFAI cup, it looks like being a busy period for the team as they try to build on their early season form. The team wish their team mate Andrew Gibney a speedy recovery from his broken wrist, although they hope to make it hard for him to get his place back. Trim Celtic: Luke Doyl, Eoin Gaffney, Mark Cunningha, Oran Kirby, Adam Wilson, Conor McGinley, Andreas Lopez, Fionn McEvoy, Liam Reilly, Eoghan Lenehan, Evan deCourcey Tobin Subs: Adam Ryan (for Reilly 45)


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