U14’s lose in a game of 2 halves

This game played in Carraroe yesterday gave a true definition to ‘a game of 2 halves’. The first half was utterly dominated by Colemanstown’s u14’s and then things changed dramatically in the 2nd half as Cois farriage were parked in our half of the field as our defenders backs were to the wall. Alan Naughton was the architect of both goals for Colemanstown in the first half; his first coming on 15mins as Shane Loughrey played a lovely through ball for Naughton, who still had some work to do, composed himself well and slotted neatly to the left of the keeper. 10mins later he capitalised on a poor Cois Farraige kick out and lobbed the keeper from the edge of the 18yard box. 2-0 at half time thanks also to Daniel Glynn’s brilliance in goal as he made a notable top drawer save midway through the first half from a set piece. Colemanstown maintained the pressure on the hosts and looked well in command for the remainder of the half. The 2nd half produced a remarkable turnaround in affairs as Cois Farraige suddenly sprung to life, although it wasn’t until midway through the second half that they finally found the net. Boosted by the goal, their equaliser came 5mins later in a goalmouth scramble which was poorly cleared but someone got a toe to it to just about poke the ball over the line and thus cause a nervy finale to the game for both sides. The winner for the hosts came in the last kick of the game as they converted a penalty (which appeared a bit dubious) as a few attempted clearances from Colemanstown didn’t quite materialise. There would have been more justice done had the Cois farraige striker missed as a share of the spoils would no doubt have been a fairer result. Adam Wynne, as ever was commanding in midfield and maintained his performance when re-deployed in defence when the pressure was on in the 2nd half. Alan Naughton worked tirelessly and showed great spirit up front while Shane Loughrey on the wing, Shane Burke at right back & Ethan Lally in central defence were notable performers for David Gilligan’s lads.