League v Corinthian Boys A in Ballyadam Park on Thursday 9th June 2016
Carrigtwohill United 2 Corinthian Boys A 0
Scorers – Ronan Browne, Darragh Ymedji.
The last game of the season brought title chasing Corinthian Boys to Ballyadam. A win for the visitors would put them on top of the league. Carrig were ready for them and gave another great performance, maybe the best of the season to win the game.
The first half was a tight, tough game with both teams playing well. The Carrig defence of Mark, Oisin and Cian kept Corithian’s attacks to long shots, which never really troubled Cameron in goals. The best chances of the first have definitely fell to the home side. Good play in midfield by Eric and Adam combining with our strikers George and Darragh created 2 great chances for George. Unfortunately tonight both his shots narrowly went wide. The visitors were pushing hard for the goal but Carrig held firm to take the game to the break at 0-0.
Within the first 6 minutes of the second half, Carrig took the lead. Adam won a free in the right corner and Mark delivered a dangerous ball into the box. All the defence missed it and it fell to Ronan at the back post. With just the keeper to beat, he controlled it and slotted it home from close range. This goal increased the visitor’s urgency but still it was only shots from distance that the Carrig defence allowed them. Each time they got the shot on target, Cameron was ready and made some great saves. The one time he was beaten, the ball struck the outside of the post and rebounded to safety. Carrig increased their lead with 10 minutes to play. Great work by Adam (now playing upfront on his own), winning the ball and running at the defence down the left. He looked up and played a great pass to Darragh, who had the time to control the ball the drive it into the top corner to give Carrig a 2-0 lead. Corithians threw everything at Carrig in the final minutes but our boys work hard to ensure we kept our 2nd clean sheet of the season.
So many good performance tonight is was hard to pick one player out, but Mark playing at right back for the first time, was excellent in defending and attacking and he earned the Player of the Match award.
Match day squad – David Williams, George McCarthy, Pairas Fitzpatrick, Cameron Kenefick, Adam Rooney, Cian O’Riordan, Oisin Lynch, Darragh Ymedji, Eric O’Sullivan, Mark O’Connor, Ronan Browne.
Player of the Match : Mark O’Connor.