Parkvilla vs 2003 Boys Premier Division

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Sat 06 May 17
Score: 0 - 0

Match Report

This match in Watters Lane between two of the leading teams in the Premier Division turned out be a game that was lacking in goalmouth incident as both teams cancelled each other out throughout the course of the match. The blustery conditions didn’t help either team and there was some wayward passing which you don’t normally expect from either of these two teams. Trim started the first half with the wind at their back but in truth never really took advantage of the elements with many passes being over hit and running out of play or through to the Parkvilla keeper. The scores were level at half time with neither side threatening but Parkvilla would have been the happier of the two sides with their first half performance against the breeze. Celtic however realised that they had underperformed in the first half and knew that if they upped their game in the 2nd half that this was a game that they could win to increase the gap between the teams.
Celtic were a much improved team in the 2nd half but were still restricted to long range shots, unable to break through a resolute Parkvilla defence. Celtic best chance came in the 57th minute when a free kick by Ben Kavanagh found the head of the towering Conor Gray but his header went agonisingly wide. Parkvilla had a few half chances too and a late call for a penalty turned down by the referee. The end of the match was marred by a bad injury to Celtic captain Ciaran Caulfield suffered whilst striking the ball with 5 minutes to go, resulting in Ciaran having to be carried off the pitch. The game fizzled out after this with a point apiece probably being a fair result with Celtic leaving the happier team having maintained the gap between the teams.
On a day when Celtic were short a few due to a combination of Communion, illness and suspension, several players slotted in admirably to demonstrate the growing strength of the squad. David Curran had a good game in goals and dealt comfortably with all that Parkvilla threw at him, Wes Gibbons was again immaculate in defence, Conor Gray slotted in well to the central midfield role and after a slow start showed some nice touches and was unlucky with the aforementioned header and up front the improving Aaron Mc Cormack was not out of place against the Parkvilla defenders. Next week Celtic are at home against near neighbours Park Celtic who have made an impressive start to the season and will provide another stern test for Celtic.
Trim Celtic squad: David Curran, Sean Tully, James Molloy, Wesley Gibbons, Harry Cottrell, Ciaran Caulfield, Kris Gorman, Aaron McCormack, David Boyle, Ben Kavanagh, Conor Gray, Daniel McCormack, Blake Gibbons

Ground

Watters Lane
Watters Lane, Navan

Parkvilla

16 Boys Prem Green