League v Macroom in Ballyadam Park on Monday 27th April 2015
Carrigtwohill United 1 Macroom 4
Scorers – Darragh Hoare.
A cold and blustery evening in Ballyadam was the setting for our return game against Macroom. This was a fixture that we had been waiting for as our game in January was a disappointing performance. This was yet another game which was going to be largely influenced by the windy conditions, as Carrigtwohill, playing against the wind and into a setting sun were always going to find the first half difficult. Macroom needed a victory in their pursuit of the league title, coming into the game four points behind league leaders Avondale with two games in hand. They certainly started the game like they meant business. Carrigtwohill, buoyed by the return of Scott McCarthy from injury put in a great performance in the first half. Macroom pressed for most of the half, but the defending was of the highest quality with Cian Olden continuing his recent form making a vital intervention to prevent the opening goal.
Macroom scored after some good work on the left mid-way through the first half. However, this only spurred on Carrigtwohill when after some good work by Ebe Imoh, Darragh Hoare side stepped his marker and buried the ball into the top right hand corner – Game on ! As so often this season, the good work against the odds by this team was not rewarded when Macroom scored from a very high wind-assisted punt from midfield which was allowed to bounce.
Certainly, 2-1 at half time was a good position at half-time considering the weather conditions, and Carrigtwohill had the greater share of the possession in the second half. Probing runs from Abdul Rahim and good work from Daire Sullivan and Darragh Hoare up front was testing the Macroom defence. As Carrigtwohill pressed forward, we conceded a super individual goal from a left wing run which was a tough lesson considering the solid defending throughout the second half. Further chances were made, with Darragh Cullinane coming close towards the end but it was Macroom who were to score again in the final couple of minutes.
A very good display by the Carrigtwohill team continuing their recent improvement in form.
Ballyseedy Home & Gardens Player of the Match : Ebe Imoh.