U12 Boys super league win over Moyne Villa 

Colemanstown U12 Boys 5  – 1 Moyne Villa Div2  Our U12s were back in action on Sat morning after an eight week break from match play. CUFC U12s Boys, led by this weeks Captain Conor Saunders, were fired up for their sixth league match. Having narrowly lost 3-2 in their last encounter with Moyne Villa at home, this was set for a tight game. Moyne Villa came out fast and hard, and their quick ball put the Colemanstown defence under pressure for much of the first quarter. Sean Forde, Daniel O’Dea and Adam Mitchell all worked hard. There was a limited few breaks through midfield to release Marc Scary upfront, but Colemanstown were constantly chasing the ball against a tight defence with attacks quickly quashed by Moyne Villa. 

After 20 mins, Moyne Villa launched a high ball into the box and found the net to put them 1-0 up. The next few minutes, Moyne Villa increased the pressure as Colemanstown were made work for any ball time. Iarlath Griffin was introduced as fresh fresh legs up front when shortly after, Richie O’Connor broke through the defence and scored to restore parity as the whistle went for half time.

The second half got underway with both teams putting in some great efforts. Sean Forde broke through the middle a few times, releasing Keelan Murray and Richie O’Connor. Oran Cosgrove and Thomas Kennedy fed in positioned ball from the wings. At this stage, it was a tight match but Colemanstown’s confidence was growing. James Kilkenny was introduced on the wing and again the fresh legs in this tyring match lifted the Colemanstown lads. A kickout from Conor Saunders into the opposition half saw Colemanstown work the ball well, found Keelan Murray & bang, into the net. Colemanstown 2 – Moyne Villa 1 on 38 mins. Moyne Villa turned up the pressure and the game was end to end. An injury to Daniel O’Dea saw George Costello introduced and within a minute George made a break down the wing, his perfectly timed cross into Ritchie O’Connor who goaled to make it 3-1 to Colemanstown. 

Oisin Flannery was then introduced as the lads confidence was growing while at the same time the pressure was mounting but Colemanstown settled into their fine passing style of play. A string of passes picked out James Kilkenny and following his one-two link up play with Iarlaith Griffin, he side stepped the opposition keeper and found the net for the fourth time to put Colemanstown 4-1 up. Tensions rising further as Moyne Villa won a corner which was delivered neatly into the Colemanstown box, but Conor Saunders got his finger tips to it while Sean Forde cleared the ball out the wing. A quick ball back found James Kilkenny who made no mistake in front of goal to finish off a fine Colemanstown performance. Colemanstown 5 – 1 Moyne Villa.   Match report by Brian Saunders 

Squad: Conor Saunders (Cap), Adam Mitchell, Iarlaith Griffin, Oran Cosgrove, Sean Forde, Daniel O’Dea, Keelan Murray, Thomas Kennedy, Richie O’Connor, Marc Scarry, George Costello, James Kilkenny, Oisin Flannery.