Strong wind but otherwise good conditions at Meadowvale this morning for our all County League 7 Round 5 tie against Kilmacud Crokes C. It was 15 aside with 4 subs on the full pitch. Our Captain Zach elected to play against the wind 1st half. This was a very important game for us having lost our last game we needed to get back to winning ways. Roared on by a big home support our boys did not disappoint in this big South Side Derby.
Thomas opened our scoring after 3 minutes when he landed a great point from far out on the left wing with his right boot. On 6min a shot from Robert came back off the cross bar Mark was quickest to react before being pulled down for a penalty. Michael calmly slotted home low to the corner of the net. Our next score on 10min was our score of the game the ball being passed through the length of the pitch from Zach to Peter Morgan Jamie to Robert who finished to the net. Peter landed a nice point going over off the cross bar & Michael added another soon after. The 1st half finished with 4 more goals 2 from Morgan & 2 from Robert to complete his hat-trick one outstanding curling into the top corner of the net. Our defence was on top this half with no encouragement been given to the visitors. Paul in goal making a couple of great saves also. H.T.Score Gers 6:03 Crokes 0:00.
Morgan opened our 2nd half scoring with a nice point from play on 32min. Omar had the net shaking soon after when he got through on the right wing for his 1st score of the game. Mark got his 1st score a great goal on 40min. Michael landed a great point from a free on 41min when he let the wind do the work taking the ball over the black spot. Morgan Michael & Omar added points at this stage from frees & play. Morgan again completed his hat-trick on 54min & had our final score of the game another goal on 58min both finished low & hard to the corner of the net. Our defence was on top again this half led by Zach & Alex M they conceded just one score a goal in injury time to leave the F.T.Score Gers 10:08 Crokes 1:00.
Line up today in Goals Paul Defence Jack,Zach, Ronan, Alex M, Thomas ( 0:01) & S Power. In Mid Morgan (4:02 ) & Peter ( 0:01 ). Forwards Omar ( 1:01 ), Jamie, Michael ( 1:03 ) Cian, Robert ( 3:00 ) & Mark ( 1:00 ). Our subs were in defence S O Sullivan & Cormac upfront Liam & Christopher who all played their part in a win that sees us stay 3rd in the table. Unavailable today were Hugo, Donal, Eoin & Alex H who is out with injury & to whom we all wish a speedy recovery!!
Our next game will be on Sunday 24th March in Hartstown Park against St Peregrines. This will be a top of the table clash & we will require everyone to make them selfs available for this important fixture. We will continue to train on Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6.45pm to 8.00PM in Kilbogget Park. Hon The Gers!!