Parkvilla vs 2003 Boys Premier Division

Fri 08 Sep 17
Score: 4 - 1

Match Report

They say a ‘week is a long time in politics’ but it was also very true when comparing the 2 matches between Trim Celtic U14’s and Parkvilla Blue this week. Celtic had won the league encounter pulling up but met a wounded and dangerous opponent this evening in the Cup semi-final in Claremont Stadium. While confidence is a good trait, complacency can be hard to overcome and that proved this case this evening. On a blustery evening which didn’t help we never saw the quality of football witnessed in the League encounter, despite this Celtic started reasonably well and created a few chances before taking the lead in the 15th minute when a Sean Tully cross following a corner was headed home by Sean Mc Donnell. Celtic struggled to retain possession of the ball against a determined Parkvilla side who grabbed an equaliser in the 25th minute. There was no real pattern to the match after this and both sides went in level at half time.
The game continued in a similar vein in the 2nd half and as the half wore on, in all likelihood the next goal would prove crucial. As it was Parkvilla scored in the 60th minute and try as they may Celtic struggled to get back into the game for the last 10 minutes. During this phase their cause was not helped when centre forward, Conor O’Hare received his marching orders from the referee. As Celtic’s frustrations grew and as a result of their all-out pursuit of an equaliser they ended up conceding 2 late goals to give a rather unfair look to the score line.
With one trophy gone, Celtic can now focus all their attention on their remaining 3 league matches and the possibility of claiming the League title. Performances will have to improve and maybe the realisation that nothing is won without hard work and endeavour may sink in now. Best on a night for Celtic, when not a lot went right or in their favour were David Curran, Wes Gibbons , Joey Cole and Ciaran Caulfield. Trim Celtic squad: David Curran, Sean Tully, Wesley Gibbons, Harry Cottrell, Blake Gibbons, Ciaran Caulfield, Joey Cole, Kris Gorman, Conor Gray, Conor O'Hare, Sean McDonnell, James Molloy, David Boyle


Claremont Stadium
Commons Rd, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland


16 Boys Prem Green