14th November 2021
Under-13 Div 2 at Ballyadam
Carrigtwohill United – 3
Wilton – 1
Carrigtwohill came into the match in confident mood on the back of three straight wins and they were in a position to go top of the league if they could win this fixture.
The match started off slow as both teams took a bit of time to find their rhythm. Matti Hodnett at left back who was back after a 2 week layoff was in flying form and showed no signs of rustiness. Cillian McCann and Dan Guiney were as solid as ever and well up for the physical challenges. Sean Barry at right back was as composed as ever in dealing with the Wilton and was heavily involved in a lot of Carrigtwohills attacks down the right wing. The midfield of Pol O’Connor, Eoin Garvey, Sophia Redmond and Sean Guiney began to apply the pressure and create chances for Hugh Crowley and Jack Lombard up front.
The match was very much in the mix for the first 15 minutes but then Wilton got a fine goal from a well struck shot that left Cal Flavin no chance. Things got worse for Carrigtwohill when Wilton were awarded a penalty and seemed certain to go 2-0 up. Fortunately for Carrigtwohill the penalty was driven wide and Carrigtwohill were lucky to go in at Half time with a 1-0 deficit.
Rory Nolan was introduced at half time to the left back position and was superb as he made an immediate impact with strong tackling and driving runs down the line to help turn the tide in Carrigtwohill’s favour. Robert Cotter’s introduction also proved to be a big boost for Carrigtwohill with his constant running and tackling, while Jack Lombard and Hugh Crowley up front showed some fine touches.
Sean Guiney who has been in a rich vein of form recently opened the scoring once again when he broke down the left wing and scored the goal of the match with a powerfully struck shot into the top right hand corner. Cathal Doyle was another player who a huge impact on the game and he had some great link up play with Sean Guiney to bag himself 2 goals in this game. The first he managed to tap in a Sean Guiney shot and the second he managed to skilfully control a cross by Sean Guiney and knock the ball in to leave the score at 3-1.
Overall it was a game of 2 halves with Wilton getting the better of the first but Carrigtwohill’s never say die attitude standing to them as they won the second half and the match.
Scorers: Cathal Doyle(2),Sean Guiney 1
Cal Flavin, Sean Barry, Cillian McCann,Matti Hodnett, Dan Guiney, Pol O Connor, Eoin Garvey, Jack Lombard, Sophia Redmond, Hugh Crowley, Sean Guiney, Ross Dorney, Rory Nolan, Robert Cotter