Sun. 1st May 2005
Goals galore in Porterstown
Celtic 6 Baldoyle 5
Celtic’s and Baldoyle’s under-11B teams served up a thrilling, high-scoring
game in Porterstown on Sunday. During the game, the lead switched sides several
times, as each team scored and then conceded goals. After a pulsating 60
minutes, the Castleknock team emerged as victors, scoring 6 goals to
were first into the lead with a well-taken goal by Eoin Haughton after 15
minutes. Within 10 minutes, Baldoyle had pulled back 2 goals to take the lead
back from the home side. Just before the break, Castleknock level the scores
when Paula Cashen pounced on a loose ball to score her first goal.
in the second half, Baldoyle rushed into a 2 goal lead after a couple of
mistakes by the Castleknock defence. However Paula Cashen, who was having a
terrific game in the middle of the park, pulled one back to reduce the lead to
1. A short time later, Eoin Haughton scored from an excellent cross by Thomas
Healy to equalise the scores again.
Thomas Healy was ‘on fire’ down the right wing, sending in several great
crosses from which the Castleknock team scored a brace of goals. He rounded off
a superb performance by scoring a great goal to put the home side into the lead
the game moved into the final period, Castleknock pressed forward looking to add
to their slender lead when Eoin Haughton controlled a Thomas Healy cross and
sent the ball goalward. However one of Baldoyle’s defenders handled the ball
to stop it crossing the goal line! Paula Cashen stepped up to take the resultant
penalty and slotted the ball home to claim her hat-trick and send Castleknock
into a 6-4 lead.
the game was not over yet. With time running out, Baldoyle surged forward and
scored a great goal from a long range effort out wide. For the remaining
tension-filled moments of the game, Baldoyle continued to attack but the
Castleknock defence held tight until the referee’s final whistle sounded.