It was Round 10 of League 6 for our U14s at home to O Dwyers Balbriggan on Saturday afternoon last the 2nd of Sept. It was 13 a side for this one & we had 7 subs for a 3.30pm start.
The visitors had the first score a point from play after 2 minutes. Ben kicked our first point from a free on 3 & had us in front on 5 with a nice point from play. O Dwyers who were running hard at the centre of our defence got in for a goal on 7 minutes. Conor kicked another point for us from play on 8 minutes on the next attack Mark had the ball in the visitors net to put us 2 in front. Ben landed another great point from a free on 12 with Conor adding another minor on 14 minutes from play. We dominated the game at this point but were unlucky with 2 goal bound shots coming back off the same post. O Dwyers got in for another goal on 16 followed by points on 20, 21 & 30 minutes. Ben had our last point of the half to leave the half time score Gers 1:07 O Dwyers 2:04 a draw.
Playing against the wind into the Dunnes Stores goal in the 2nd half we fell behind to 2 early points. Mark pulled a point back on 33 minutes & had the ball in the net again to put us back in front on 35. We exchanged points from frees on 39 & 40 minutes to leave us 2 in front at this point. Again we were unlucky to see the ball come back off the post first & then the cross bar. O Dwyers cut the deficit to 1 with a point from play & it looked good for them at this point. On 45 minutes Morgan from our U13s who had just come on got on the ball just to the right of the visitors’ goal where he kicked first time to the bottom left hand corner of the net for a great goal. Ben added a point from play soon after to put us 5 in front. O Dwyers got a lifeline at this point when a free from distance went all the way to the net. Another goal on 50 minutes had them in front again by a point. On 53 minutes we hit the woodwork for the 5th time in this game but this time the ball bounced down over the line to put us back in front again. We had the ball in the net again on 57 minutes & added 3 more points from play to O Dwyers 1 to leave the full time score Gers 5:13 O Dwyers 4:10.
A big thanks to our 4 U13s Jamie, Peter, Alex & Morgan who played up. Thanks to Des & Ted who took charge of the team for this game, to Dermot & Austin for their expert umpiring on what was a great win in the end of this high scoring game that keeps us in 3rd place in league 6 with games against the top 2 to come its all to play for!!