Kelly’s saves nothing short of spectacular

Using every goalkeeping tool to his name……aerial power, punching, poking, stopping with the hands, the legs…Stephen kelly displayed plenty of speed, hops and agility as he assisted in Colemanstown’s 5-1 home drubbing of City gunners Salthill Devon. These u14’s have started this season very positively and this win certainly must have increased their confidence and self-esteem to no end. Gary Broderick’s charges were again commanding and exhilarating as Salthill were made to suffer. Colemanstown recovered well from a shaky start when the visitors dominated the early exchanges as it took a while for our lads to settle. Colemanstown got a lucky break however, on 15 mins when the hugely threatening Josh Lane was fouled and he himself duly converted the resultant penalty. Colemanstown upped their game thereafter as they grew in confidence and Josh Lane’s rebounded effort fell kindly to the well positioned Mossy Carr who tapped in from the edge of the box. In the 2nd half Salthill upped their game from the outset but Colemastown’s response was a joy to behold. Stehen Kelly pulled off a string of super saves in a bid to keep a clean sheet. Clever and instinctive play from the diminutive Conor O’Neill 10mins into the 2nd period made it 3-nil to Colemanstown when he converted Colemanstown’s 2nd penalty after he himself was fouled. The ever powerful & scintillating Josh Lane added more misery when he scored almost from the right endline in an attempted cross which found the top left corner of the net. Salthill got 1 back when the ref awarded a harsh & dubious free kick after keeper Kelly was unlucky to be deemed fouling the ball outside the box with the resultant set piece finding the net. He quickly made amends when soon afterwards he saved a penalty when he guessed the right way & spread himself well. Colemanstown sealed the issue late in the game when substitute Geordan Kenny collected the ball nicely at the edge of the 18yard box and his perfectly splendid delivery to Josh Lane, who turned & slotted the ball neatly past the hapless keeper to give Colemanstown an emphatic 5-1 win. Our midfielders Conor O’Neill & Odhran Loughrey maintained huge momentum all through the game while they were well assisted by Darren Brennan & Shane Lally on the flanks. Our rearguard, Jack Hughes, Jack Kennedy, James Moran & Shane Hynes were hugely effective & inventive dealing capably with everything which came their way. Josh Lane & Mossy Carr showed their usual trickery up front whilst Geordan Kenny & Ali Layton also played their part when introduced. Keeper Kelly, however, gets our ‘Man of the Match’. He well proved his worth with another fine game between the posts.