U-17 League v Castleview in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 14th September 2014
Carrigtwohill United 2 Castleview 0
Scorers – Cormac Horgan 2.
On Sunday evening 14th September we had our fourth game of the season and enjoyed a 2-0 victory over a tough Castleview team. The game started with neither team able to keep the ball on the ground which led to a scrappy first 10 minutes. Carrig started to find each other after a frustrating period with Billy Manning starting to pull the strings in midfield. After some good work down the left hand side between Jamie Long and Brendan Twomey, Conor Harte received the ball on the sideline and made a run in to the box which resulted in a penalty due to him being brought down by the Castleview defender. Cormac Horgan duly stepped up on the 20th minute to convert his 4th penalty in as many games. After this Carrig stepped it up and challenged for every ball all over the field with a very physical Castleview side. The rest of the first half petered out with neither side creating any chances bar a speculative shot from Castleview which struck the crossbar. Carrig had small spells of possession but struggled to do anything with it. Both sets of players were glad of a break at half time in very warm conditions.
Carrig started much brighter in the second of with Conor O’Mahony and Billy Manning working tirelessly up and down the field. We started to play some good football with our wingers Andy McMahon and Brendan Twomey really coming in to the game. We were also getting tired and only for a fine double save from Geoirod Coady, Castleview would have been level. After good work in midfield we had our second goal which coudn’t have come at a better time as Castleview were starting to get on top. Following a great run by Andy McMahon down the right hand side he delivered a great cross to the back post which was knocked back across the goal by Conor Harte to Cormac Horgan who made no mistake to grab his second of the game after 65mins. This gave Carrig a comfortable lead with our defence standing solid without much of a threat from Castleview.
However as the game drifted to a close we were forced into two substitutions with Jamie Long and Conor O’Mahony both coming off due to exhaustion, replaced by Conor Keegan and Morgan Doody. In the final 10 mins Carrig took our foot off the pedal which allowed Castleview in on a number of occasions but our keeper Georoid Coady made 3 fantastic saves to keep Castleview out and to finally get that elusive clean sheet. We made one more sub with Conor Harte coming off for Cathal Roche. The game concluded with Carrigtwohill ultimately the better team and deserving winners to keep up our 100% start to the season.
Ballyseedy Hone & Gardens Man of The Match : Geoirod Coady