League v Glenvale in Ballyadam Park on Thursday 7th April 2016
Carrigtwohill United 1 Glenvale 2
Scorer – Shay Ominiyi.
Carrigtwohill were unfortunate not to come away with at least a point at home to league favourites Glenvale on Thursday night. Playing with a strong wind in the 1st half, we started the game brightly with Tom O’Shea, John Carey and Shane Kennedy linking up well down the right. Brendan Horgan was causing the Glenvale defence a lot of problems and our first chance fell to John Wade after a flick on from Brendan but his lob was weak and fell into the keepers hands. John Carey had another great chance when a poor clearance from the Glenvale keeper went straight to him but his first time shot rolled past the post. Glenvale took the lead against the run of play after 20 mins when we failed to clear a corner properly and the Glenvale centre forward finished unmarked from 8 yards out.
We had a great chance to level it when, after some great interplay between Brendan Horgan, John Wade and John Carey, the ball fell to Bill Walsh but his shot hit the post and away. The deserved equaliser came on 35 mins when Tom O’Shea played the ball over the top for sub Shay Ominiyi and when the Glenvale centre-half under-hit his header back to the keeper, Shay pounced to finish to the net. We continued to press but it remained 1-1 until half time.
Glenvale began the 2nd half strongly as we struggled to get the ball forward against the strong wind and got the 2nd goal after 60mins. We gave away a soft free at the right-hand side of the penalty area and when the free kick was flicked on the Glenvale midfielder was unmarked to finish from 5 yards out. We continued to play our passing football and slowly got back in the game but struggled to break down a much-improved Glenvale defence. In the final minute sub Packie O’Connor was taken down in the box for a penalty. After his success against Corkbeg John Wade stepped up to take it but unfortunately put it wide with the final whistle coming immediately after the kick out. A disappointing result after a very good performance but we move on with De Coursey Albion at home on Sunday morning.
Player of the Match – Chris Horgan.