Kentstown Rovers vs Trim Celtic Under 13 Boys

vs
Sat 06 Dec 14
Score: 3 - 4

Match Report

Trim Celtic got back to winning ways at a windy Greenstar Park in Kenstown as they overcame a spirited fightback from the home side to move back to second in the table. Playing with a strong wind behind them Celtic dominated from the first whistle and it was no surprise when they took the lead after ten minutes. James Murray drifted in from the left and when his shot came back of the ‘keeper, Liam Reilly was in the right spot to plant the ball into the back of the net. Celtic then doubled their lead five minutes later when Murray took advantage of a mix up between ‘keeper and defender to strike home from twenty yards. An excellent delivery from a Mark Cunningham corner on twenty minutes gave Celtic a three goal lead as the whipped in ball proved too hot to handle for the Kentstown ‘keeper. The Kentstown ‘keeper then made an excellent save to deny Reilly his second goal of the game as he dived to his right to keep out the goal bound shot. Andrew Gibney showed great composure on twenty five minutes to lob the ‘keeper after some excellent play only to see his effort bounce agonisingly wide. The second half however was a different story as Kentstown showed why they have recorded impressive victories over Kingscourt and Parkvilla as they took full advantage of the wind to push Celtic back from the start. Within fifteen minutes they were back level with their equaliser a spectacular overhead kick which had the crowd roaring them on. At this stage it looked ominous from the Trim team as they struggled to get out of their own half and there seemed there could be only one winner. However, if there is one thing this team has it’s character and they showed plenty of it to regain a foothold in midfield and stem the tide from Kentstown. Then, with two minutes left on the clock, Andreas Lopez went on a mazy run past three defenders which left him ten yards out with just the ‘keeper to beat. He kept his composure well to slip the ball under the ‘keeper with his left foot and the ball nestled in the corner to huge cheers from the away support. Celtic saw out the last two minutes along with three more minutes injury time thanks to some brave tackling and resolute defending. This was indeed a game of two halves and Kentstown can feel hard done by with the result but they played excellently and contributed massively to what must be one of the games of the season so far. Best for Celtic were Reilly, Cunningham and Murray. Trim Celtic: Luke Doyle, Eoin Gaffney, Mark Cunningham, Adam Wilson, Eoghan Lenehan, James Murray, Andreas Lopez, Conor McGinley, Fionn McEvoy, Liam Reilly, Andrew Gibney Subs: Kevin McGowan (for Lopez), Evan deCourcey Tobin (for McEvoy), Jack Vaughan (for Gibney)

Ground

Greenstar Park
Unnamed Road, Co. Meath, Ireland

Kentstown Rovers