NDSL  Under 9A1

Saturday, November 27, 2004


Castleknock Celtic   2           Belgrove   3

After the euphoria of last week’s comeback, Celtic were quietly confidant of capitalizing on that victory. However, Belgrove were a well-organized side and very confidant on the ball. Five minutes into the match, against the run of play, Belgrove opened the scoring with a soft goal. 

It was a real kick in the pants for the home side. It was the stimulus needed to get Celtic going. A long clearance from ‘keeper Eoin Sweeney was headed on by Ryan Moore Kearney to Philip Fitzpatrick who beat a couple of players to open the home sides account. The adrenalin was flowing through the squad with Tom Fogarty, Philip and Ryan playing their hearts out. A minute later, Ryan treated us to a little magic. He picked up the ball on the edge of the box with 3 or 4 defenders around him He tantalized, bamboozled and tormented these Belgrove players and emerged with the ball to bury it past the ‘keeper. Great celebrations all around for a wonderful goal. By the time we were going home in the car, description of the goal was that there were SIX defenders around him. 

What happened after that was a lapse in concentration and Belgrove scored two more soft goals. They increased the pressure on the Celtic goal and could have had a hatful but for some fine goalkeeping by Eoin Sweeney. The final score was Castleknock Celtic 2  Belgrove  3 .  

Team:  Eoin Sweeney,Danny Byrne,Patrick Rocca,Eve Farrelly,Tom Fogarty,Philip Fitzpatrick,                

Dan Ring ( Capt. ),Ryan Moore Kearney,Luke Henshaw,Eoghan O’Donnuchu .



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