Local Cup v St Mary’s in St Mary’s Park on Tuesday 12th April 2016
St Mary’s 3 Carrigtwohill United 1
Scorer – Darragh Ymedji.
The next round of the cup drew the U12s away to St Mary’s, a team in their own division. While we haven’t played yet this season, this match showed the teams are evenly matched and the 2 league game to come will be close matches.
St Mary’s started best tonight and got their first goal after 1 minute. A ball crossed from the right, found their striker free at the back post. His header deflected in to give Carrig’s keeper Cameron no chance to stop it. This rocked Carrig and they found it hard to get into the game. Before they could settle the home team struck again with a similar goal. A cross from the right to a free striker at the back post. This time the finish was better and there was nothing Cameron could do. Finally Carrig began to get into the game and had some good attacks down the left with Cian, Mark and Darragh working well. The rest of the half was very tight with both team playing well. All Carrig’s chances coming from through balls through the centre to our strikers but St Mary’s fast defence coped well with them. St Mary’s were very dangerous from corners and always a threat but the game went to the break at 2-0.
In the 2nd half, now with the aid of the slight breeze, Carrig begun to get more into the game. Some good attacks, particularly from George and Mark were causing the St Mary’s defence problems. Just as it looked like Carrig went getting a hold of the game, the home team scored the goal of the game to go 3-0 up. They attacked down the left and some great passing and moving between 2 players lead to the ball being played back into the path of the St Mary’s striker. In front of goal, his first time strike gave our keeper no chance. While St Mary’s were happy to waste time from here and take the ball to the corner at every opportunity, Carrig pushed on. We eventually broke through and after some composed play from Darragh, he struck it low into the net with 10 mins to go. In the final minutes Carrig push hard for a 2nd, as the home team wasted more time, but tonight wasn’t to be our night. We didn’t play well tonight, another slow start cost us this tie.
Player of the Match – Cian O’Riordan.
Match day squad – Pairas Fitzpatrick, Liam Moore, Mark O’Connor, Eric O’Sullivan, Darragh Ymedji, Cameron Kenefick, Adam Rooney, George McCarthy, Cian O’Riordan, Oisin Lynch, Mark Durango, Ronan Browne.