Gilligan’s u12’s disappointed with a share of the spoils.

From start to finish the lads in green dominated this game. How Colemanstown’s u12’s only came away with a point, no one will ever know! Yes, St. Bernards are near neighbours and hence rivals but Colemanstown’s need to win went even deeper than that. They really wanted to get back to their former winning ways and in fairness they took a giant step in the right direction. It was an all round fantastic team performance but just a share of the spoils to show for it. Colemanstown took the lead in the first few minutes when Thady Moran intercepted a passing move in the Bernards defence, and after good footwork found himself one on one with the keeper and executed a lovely finish to go 1 up. Prior to that an early half chance fell to Shane Burke but the move was choked by the St.Bernards defence.  Mika Harun then had a chance from a corner but his effort was well saved by the Bernards custodian. On the quarter hour mark Colemanstown’s lead vanished as St. Bernards equalised from the penalty spot; however Bernards had the ball in the net just before that but the ref had blown for a foul and the resultant spot kick was well dispatched past stand in keeper Jason Keane. Soon afterwards, Colemanstown found it difficult to deal with a high ball in to the box & Kyle Maguire Greaney’s attempt to clear ended up in him heading the ball into his own net. It certainly wasn’t his fault as it was a difficult ball to contend with and could have gone anywhere. This sparked Colemanstown to life as they threw everything at the opposition. Chances fell to Shane Burke who headed over the bar, Thady Moran & Mika Harun with a hatful of efforts at goal, Aaron Molloy and some long range efforts from defender Josh Brennan. With 2 minutes to go Shane Burke scored the equaliser on the third time of asking as Mika Harun’s first attempt was saved well, the rebound fell nicely to Thady Moran whose effort was also saved while Shane Burke’s effort from 10 yards somehow passed the stranded keeper. It was no more than Colemanstown deserved as this game was purely dominated by only one team and their spirited performance alone deserved more. 2-2 it finished. Well done To David Gilligan & the lads.