Our u12s had an emphatic victory at home yesterday evening when they beat Corrib Celtic 4-1 in their latest league encounter. Colemanstown were 2-0 up at the break thanks to a strong breeze and two goals courtesy of Harry Mitchell & Thomas Mellody. Harry’s goal came 5mins in when he latched onto a long Conor Laffey kick out to finish well. Thomas Mellody capitalised on an error by the keeper to score his 8th goal of the season. With the aid of the breeze, Corrib Celtic got one back early in the 2nd half. But these lads don’t do panic and they steadied themselves as Luke Williams scored his first of the season with a perfect header from a corner while young Mitchell finished with a familiar storyline as he scored his 20th goal of the season to put the game past rescue for the visitors. They had a chance to claw one back late in the game with a penalty but the taker lashed the ball off the butt of the post.
It was an impressive display from Colemanstown’s young guns as the movement of the ball from one passage of play to the next was superb while everyone had a great understanding of their role in the pattern thanks to the mentors. The visitors didn’t look particularly dangerous as Conor Laffey hadn’t a whole pile to do given that Ciárán Keating, Luke Williams & Dara Scarry were a solid rearguard in front of him. Thomas Mellody, Eanna Burke & Jason Rabbitte covered every blade of grass on the pitch such was their strong running both on and off the ball. Up front, Harry Mitchell was a thorn with Jonathan Keane & Eoin Keague also playing their part. Cian Ruane also mopped up when introduced while Adam Cleary battled hard to win the ball back on every occasion. With 6 games still to play, this league is still wide open. Thanks to Dr. Gareth & Johnny Lally for their expert management of the team.
Squad: Conor laffey, Ciárán Keating, Luke Williams, Dara Scarry, Tommy Mellody, Eanna Burke, Jason Rabbitte, Harry Mitchell, Jonathan Keane, Cian Ruane, Adam Cleary, Eoin Keague.
Meanwhile our ‘A’ team drew 0-0 in a must win game tonight against West Utd in The Swamp. They must win their final game against West Coast Utd on Sunday and depend on results elsewhere to secure a great escape to top flight football action next season.