Under-13 Cork Schoolboys League Division 1

Sat, 27 Jan 24 at Ballyadam


Carrigtwohill United – 1

Mallow Town – 1

In the performance of the season so far Carrigtwohill drew 1 – 1 against a Mallow Town. After losing 5-2 to the same opposition 7 day’s ago the turnaround in performance was staggering.

Carrigtwohill started brightly with a ball over the top which Ryan Moore sliced wide of the goal. The opposition then had 2 half chances which our defence handled brilliantly especially Alex Kadula.

A tough task got a lot harder in the 10th minute when a coming together with our striker and a defender ended up with a red card for the Carrigtwohill player who could have no complaints.
Ironically it had a galvanising effect on Carrigtwohill who tore into the game creating chance after chance.

Ryan Moore took the ball on the left hand side and ran at the opposition and shot from 25 yards which the keeper tipped around the post. A 50/50 challenge in midfield saw Aaron Sheehan come away with the ball and pass to Luke Ó Connor Ó Regan on the right hand side who’s first time cross came to the in rushing Sam Collins who’s shot was heading into the bottom corner but hit the heal of the defender and out for a corner, great chance and from the resulting corner Carrigtwohill went 1 up.
Evan Tovey swung in a great corner from the left hand side that went straight into the back of the net, a deserved lead for the 10 men not boys of Carrigtwohill who were standing up to the physicality of the opposition

Second half started a bit scrappy but 1st chance fell to Carrigtwohill with a shot from Sam being blocked and breaking to Scott Power who’s shot was well saved by the goalkeeper.

Minutes later the move of the game unfolded, a quick goalkick from Marc Ó Sullivan who’s quick thinking released Alex Kadula who was playing on the left side of a back 3, Alex tore up the left hand side of the pitch rounding 3 opposition players and found himself at the edge of the opposition box, he nutmegged the defender and shot across the goal which the goalkeeper tipped around the post, a move which would of graced any pitch in the country.
With Carrigtwohill well on top in midfield and the defence on top of there games it was hard to tell which team had 10 men.
Minutes later a tackle by the opposition left Sam Collins in agony on the floor and having to be lifted from the pitch. Moments later the opposition scored with an outstanding finish and the game finished a draw.
A battle which we deserved to win but left with a point was hard to take especially after playing over 50 minutes with 10 players,but it showed how fast this team is maturing and fighting for each other game after game.

Best for Carrigtwohill was Marc Ó Sullivan, Sam Collins and Ryan Moore.

Man of the Match was Alex Kadula who was immense throughout