NDSL Under-8A

25 Feb 2006

Maynooth Town   1    Castleknock Celtic   1

Castleknock Celtic travelled West to take on Maynooth Town who are in second place in the League (8A1) - one place above Celtic.

A very exciting match followed. End to end fare with both sides creating a number of chances. Celtic managed to get through on goal a couple of times early on but failed to make the chances count. In the third quarter, Maynooth took the lead from a free kick and things looked ominous. However the visitors applied pressure in the final quarter and eventually won a free kick with minutes remaining. Kevin Miller took the free and hit a great shot into the corner of the net giving the goalie no chance. This completed the scoring and in the end a draw was probably a fair result although Celtic may regret the missed opportunities earlier in the game. The result keeps Celtic in with an outside chance of runners-up and gives the kids something to play for over the remainder of the season.
Special mention to goalkeeper Ken Murphy for a couple of fine saves and Barry Neville and Stuart Rocca for good performances in midfield. The defence kept its record as the meanest in the league with just ten goals conceded in the league to date.