Under-16 National Cup

Sun, 05 Nov 23 at Midleton College Cricket Pitch

Carrigtwohill United – 6

Midleton B – 2

Carrigtwohill United Under-16’s travelled to the Midleton College Cricket Pitch for this weekend’s long awaited National Cup Last 32 Cork Area fixture.
The first 15 minutes was evenly contested with both sides were sussing each other out.
Carrigtwohill made the breakthrough on the 15th minute when Roan O’Keeffe went on a run down the left-hand side pulling the trigger from 30 yards giving the keeper no chance.
Carrigtwohill doubled their lead 2 minutes later when Roan O’Keeffe this time on the right-hand side dribbled into the box, deftly chipped the ball with the keep only getting hand to it. 2 Nil to Carrigtwohill.
Carrigtwohill were not going to have it all their own way when on the 23rd minute Midleton almost scored only for Cal Flavin to deny them with a good save. Cal Flavin with another solid performance.
Midleton hit a purple patch with some quick inter play and scored to make it 2-1.
Carrigtwohill’s third goal was started by some industrious work being done by Noah Eddins out on the wing who ended up being fouled. From the resulting free kick Rian Thornhill placed the ball into the danger area, a Midleton defender headed the ball only for Noah Nsengiyumva finishing the ball into the net with a one touch finish to make it 3-1.
Midway through the second half Midleton were awarded a penalty which was converted to make it 3-2.
Rayhan Soumaila scored Carrigtwohill’s fourth goal as he was quickest to react from a parried shot by Sean Og Madden.
Evan O’Regan-O’Connor scored Carrigtwohill fifth goal as he went on a run down the left-hand side, did a one-two with Rayhan Soumaila and shot into the bottom right-hand corner.
Roan O’Keeffe and Evan O’Regan-O’Connor might have thought their goals earlier in the day were goal of the game, but that honour goes to Rayhan Soumaila who acrobatically scored a well taken bicycle kick to score his second and Carrigtwohill sixth goal of the day.
Job done, Carrigtwohill’s passage into the next round secured with all players getting good game time.

Notable mention for Cillian McCann who stepped up from the U15s to make an impressive Premier division debut with the U16s.