Under-13A Division 6
Corkbeg – 5
Carrigtwohill United – 4
Scorers : Martin Lehane (2), Elijah O Riordan, Charlie Cambridge
Carrigtwohill United travelled to Whitegate on Sunday morning to take on a good Corkbeg side in perfect conditions to play football.
The match started with both sides testing each other in midfield. They were very evenly matched but a loose ball in midfield allowed Corkbeg to capitalise and take an early lead.
Carrigtwohill were a bit shocked and Kane in goal did well to read and cover all the through balls from Corkbeg’s midfield. With such a warm morning a first half water break was required and after this Carrigtwohill came out a different team. Ben and Liam marshalled the defence but it was Franek aided by John in midfield who took control.
Martin levelled the game with a great finish on 20 mins and Elijah and Adam combined well for Elijah to put the away side 1-2 up. At this stage, they were creating lots of chances and could have got a couple more before Charlie added another for 1-3 at half time.
The second half was just as exciting. Both sides were looking to score and the next goal was vital which went to Corkbeg to make it 2-3
Just two minutes later they had another with a great shot from outside the box.
Carrigtwohill were a bit shell shocked and conceded another 2 goals in 4 mins to be trailing 5-3. In fairness, they never gave up and pulled a goal back through a Martin Lehane penalty but there wasn’t enough time for an equaliser that the boys deserved.
It was a tough result for Carrigtwohill to lose a game they controlled for long periods, but full credit to Corkbeg for what was a great game to watch. The boys will hopefully learn from this and take it into the next game. There were some great performances, Elijah worked really hard on the right, Liam Coady was superb in defence but man of the match has to be Franek, reading the game very well, great defensive work and some great passing, a super midfield performance. Well done lads.
Martin Lehane (2), Elijah O Riordan, Charlie Cambridge