Keith Forde’s brace enough to see U15’s win

The jubilation on the sideline said it all as a nervy finish saw our u15’s beat Kinvara 3-2 in their league outing played away today. Kinvara were desperately fighting for all 3 points and this was conspicuously visible as they started the stronger side putting Colemanstown under pressure for the entire first half. The early pressure paid dividends for Kinvara as they opened the scoring after 5mins as a long ball over the top beat our defence and their striker found himself one-on-one with Daniel Glynn and made no mistake. Although Kinvara dominated the remainder of the half, Colemanstown still got a few chances to attack Kinvara’s defence. Keith Forde lashed on a bouncing ball in the box but his effort was just over while another long range effort of his was well off target. Colemanstown levelled matters just before the break with a speculative shot from Shane Loughrey which lobbed the keeper. Keith Forde followed up a few mins later with a scrappy goal after Adam Wynne whipped in a long high ball from the half way line which saw a mix up between Kinvara’s keeper and defender but Forde was on hand to pounce to put us 2-1 up at half time. Half time provided us with a bit of respite after a tough opening half. Colemanstown came out of the blocks a much better team in the 2nd half and so halted Kinvara’s rhythm. Manager David Gilligan changed the team formation in the 2nd half which also saw the inclusion of Ethan Lally and Thady Moran who had made great efforts to make the game having played a hurling match beforehand. Keith Forde got on the score sheet again with his 2nd of the game 12 mins into the 2nd half. Then Adam Wynne saw his goal disallowed and Ian Geraghty had a great chance but momentarily hesitated on kicking, giving the keeper enough time to get back into position to make the save. Kinvara got their 2nd 5mins from time to set up a nervy last few minutes but our defence stood firm as everyone played their part to ensure we would bag all 3 points. Well done lads and especially to the hurlers who made big efforts to be present and played a pivotal role in this success. Our chance to win the league this year may have fallen from our grasp but if this squad stay together, there’s no doubt but they’ll push for honours next season.