Comfortable win for Celtic over Northsiders, Swords Rovers

NDSL U-9A Premier League

 Saturday,19th February,2005

Castleknock Celtic   5    Swords Rovers   2

(Moore Kearney,R.  4 ,  Fitzpatrick,P.) 

This was a much closer game than the score-line reflects. In the first quarter, Swords had most of the possession and deserved to be in the lead. However, birthday boy, Ryan Moore Kearney had other ideas. He was on fire today along with Eoghan O’Donnchu.  

In the second quarter, he opened the scoring when he collected the ball from Daniel Ring and tapped into an open goal. Swords knocked in the equalizer within a minute. Following another Swords attack, Eve Farrelly cleared the ball to Phillip Fitzpatrick. Phillip combined with Daniel who flicked neatly to Ryan to score his second. The home defence  were caught napping and Rovers equalized almost immediately. 2 - 2 

At half time, David Fogarty singled out Eoghan for commitment and the hunger to win the ball and urged the team to follow his example. The team responded with a much-improved showing with all players upping a gear. Phillip carried the ball down the right wing and hit a cracking high shot to give the keeper no chance of stopping it. He was unlucky not to scored his second when he rattled the crossbar a minute later. 

In the final quarter, Ryan came back on as substitute and knocked in two more. The final one had a touch of Robbie Keane in it …..beat a couple of players and end up one on one with the keeper to notch up his fourth on the day. 

After the match, David complimented the side on their second-half performance, but would have been in trouble had it not been for the example shown by Eoghan O’Donnchu. His determination and skill would make any Kerry manager happy to have him on their team. 

Team : Eoin Sweeney, Patrick Rocca, Eve Farrelly(Capt.),Danny Byrne, Daniel Ring, Tom Fogarty, Phillip Fitzpatrick, Luke Henshaw, Ryan Moore Kearney, Eoghan O’Donnchu.


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