Parkceltic Summerhill vs 2003 Boys Premier Division

vs
Sat 30 Sep 17
Score: 1 - 2

Match Report

Trim Celtic took a major step forward in their efforts to retain the League title they won in last year’s short season. Both sides came into this match with unbeaten runs in this year’s league having played out a 1-1 draw in their earlier league encounter. The hosts were further buoyed by their victory in last week’s Cup final so the Trim lads knew they were in for a tough encounter. Right from the off Trim were on the front foot and got the dream start in the 3rd minute when a cross from Sean Tully from the right was despatched to the net by the Trim captain Ciaran Caulfield. Trim were solid throughout the half and looked to be heading in to the half time break with a 1 goal advantage when disaster struck just before half time. David Curran in the Trim goals had been excellent throughout the 1st half and had been very impressive when coming off his line to thwart any aerial threats, however he seemed to have been very harshly penalised when punching clear another Parkceltic free kick and was deemed to have fouled the attacker in the process. The Summerhill side scored from the resultant penalty kick to level the match at 1-1 as half time approached.
Despite this setback Trim Celtic heads never dropped in the 2nd half and they seemed to have an inner belief that they could overcome any setback. The next major chance came in the 50th minute when a scorcher of a shot from James Molloy seemed to be heading to the top corner but for a wonderful save by the Parkceltic keeper. Trim were not to be denied however and 3 minutes later a Sean Tully clearance was picked up by David Boyle and his pass down the line was crossed into the box by Ciaran Caulfield to Kris Gorman on the penalty spot, Kris took a touch and composed himself to beat the keeper to the left hand side to restore Trim Celtic lead. Despite having other chances, especially one after a brilliant run by Sean Mc Donnell who unfortunately lost his balance at the last minute there were to be no other goals in the match. Trim saw out the remaining minutes to consolidate their position at the top of the table. This was a significant result for Trim Celtic with several players returning to their best form at the right time. This was an excellent all round performance, especially considering that Trim were short several players due to a combination of suspensions and illness. Trim started the morning with only 11 available players but great thanks and appreciation go to our U14 Division 1 manager, Jim Lynch who brought his son Sam and Oisin Gallagher along to cover any potential injuries and bolster the squad, which also included Daniel McCormack who had already played a match at Tully Park. From the 11 who started Wes Gibbons was superb at the back, Conor Gray was a tower of strength in central midfield and played a major role in curbing Park Celtic’s main playmaker. He was ably assisted by winning goal scorer Kris Gorman in midfield and up front our captain Ciaran Caulfield led by example and was an inspiration to the rest of the team with his performance and was a constant threat to Park Celtic.Next weekend we are back in SFAI cup action with a home match against Duleek.
Trim Celtic: David Curran, Sean Tully, James Molloy, Wesley Gibbons, Harry Cottrell, Ciaran Caulfield, , Kris Gorman, Aaron McCormack, David Boyle, Conor Gray, Sean Mc Donnell Subs: Oisin Gallagher, Sam Lynch, Daniel McCormack

Ground

Summerhill
R156, Co. Meath, Ireland

Parkceltic Summerhill

16 Boys Prem Green