Trim Celtic U13 Prem vs Robinstown

vs
Sat 14 Feb 15
Score: 1 - 0

Match Report

Trim Celtic continued to close on the Premier league leaders with a hard fought victory over Robinstown on Saturday in the MDL. After a tentative opening ten minutes, in which they were penned back into their own half, Celtic started to come into the game with some good attacking play down the left hand side from Liam Reilly and through the middle from Eoin Gaffney. Robinstown had done their homework and had two markers on the influential Andreas Lopez from the start. Despite the close attention Lopez still managed a number of mazy runs into the Robinstown half to set up chances for Evan deCourcey Tobin, with a spectacular bicycle kick, and Liam Reilly, who flashed a shot across the goal. Reilly was then unlucky not to win a penalty when he was tripped in the box but the referee ruled the ball was out of play before the foul.
The second half was only 30 seconds old when Celtic should have taken the lead. Some good link up play between Reilly and Andrew Gibney meant the ball broke to Gibney who appeared ready to slot the ball into the unguarded net. He connected well but a Robinstown defender appeared out of nowhere to scoop the ball off the line. Gibney, however, was not to be denied and ten minutes later he capitalised on some slack defending to arrow a well struck shot through the 'keeper's legs to give Celtic a well deserved lead. Gaffney then had a great chance to put some daylight between the teams five minutes later when he controlled the ball expertly in the box and fired in a powerful shot which was well saved by the excellent Robinstown 'keeper. There were further chances for Reilly and deCourcey Tobin but there was to be no further goals despite five minutes injury time which were to prove nervy for Celtic. Fionn McEvoy, standing in for the ill Luke Doyle, was a safe pair of hands in the Celtic goal throughout the sixty minutes and, along with an excellent back four, fully deserved the clean sheet. The whole team played with great skill and heart from start to finish and the result leaves Celtic still in the hunt, ten points behind leaders Parkvilla but with three games in hand.
Trim Celtic: Fionn McEvoy, Eoghan Lenehan, Adam Wilson, Mark Cunningham, Oran Kirby, Eoin Gaffney, Conor McGinley, Evan deCourcey Tobin, Andreas Lopez, Liam Reilly, Andrew Gibney
Subs: Jack Vaughan (for Lenehan), Adam Ryan, Kevin McGowan

Ground

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

17 Boys Div 1

Robinstown