Navan Cosmos vs First Team

vs
Mon 30 Jan 17
Score: 4 - 2

Match Report

In a tempestuous affair similar to the clash between the sides earlier in the season Navan Cosmos avenged the defeat suffered that day. Celtic drew first blood on 13 minutes when Keith Jones king free kick found Brian Faulkner at the back post who squared for Paul Munnelly to tap home. The lead lasted just for minutes as Cosmos equalised with a header at the back post from a free kick. Trim Celtic had a strong penalty claim waved away when Faulkner went down after being was clipped in the box, however with halftime looming it was Cosmos who took the lead from the penalty spot.
Midway through the second half the champions extended their lead with a fine finish from a long clearance. With tackles flying and tempers fraying Cosmos were reduced to ten men for dissent. A reshuffle for Celtic saw the influential Eoin O'Connor move into midfield and he was rewarded for his energy and enthusiasm with a superb strike from the edge of the box setting up a grandstand finish. The grandstand finish didn't materialise as five minutes from the end a second yellow for Celtic's Cyril Halton restored parity on the numbers front and Cosmos wrapped up the points with a final goal from another long clearance.

Ground

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

Navan Cosmos

First Team

1Iain Telford Goalkeeper
2Ruairi Shortt Defender
3Daryll Kelly Midfielder
4Cyril Halton Defender
5Eoin O’Connor Midfielder
6Paul Munnelly 12 Midfielder
7Keith Jones Midfielder
8James Goggins Midfielder
9Derek Donohoe Forward
10Brian Faulkner Midfielder
11Paul Campbell Midfielder
12Zak McGowan 6 Midfielder
13Sean FitzGerald Defender
14Colm O’Reilly Forward
  2