U15’s exact sweet revenge on Salthill Devon

Our U15’s exacted the sweetest revenge on Salthill Devon in Drom yesterday having been beaten by the slenderest of margins in the Divisional Cup only last weekend and also having a 1-0 league defeat inflicted on them at home earlier in the campaign. This was as sweet as you’d get – the only sad thing about it: Manger David Gilligan wasn’t there to witness it but I’m sure stand-in manager Joe Finnerty took time out to fill him in comprehensively. There were plenty of stories, good fortune and a great finale. Colemanstown made a wretched start falling behind on 8mins as Salthill secured most of the possession and pinned our lads back for most of the first half. An Adam Wynne shot from distance was our best effort in the first half which didn’t particularly trouble the keeper. The equaliser came before half time as Keith Forde fed Luke Mitchell who threaded a ball through to Shane Burke who was fouled and the ref did not hesitate in pointing to the spot as Thady Moran lashed his penalty to the back of the net with ultimate ease. 1-1 at the break. Colemanstown started the 2nd half much better and a more evenly balanced game ensued as both sides threatened with goal chances. Midway through the 2nd half our fortunes turned as Salthill’s towering central midfielder who scored 2 goals a week previous was red carded for a deliberate strike on Adam Wynne.  What a dual these two were having until then. Having played second fiddle until then, this buoyed up Colemanstown as they turned the game around. Greater space opened up in the midfield area given the absence of the the big physical midfielder with Adam Wynne winning almost every kick out. Salthill had one lucky break against the run of play 10mins from the end and scored much to our dismay as Daniel Glynn almost got his fingertips to it at full stretch. Colemanstown piled on the pressure and Mika Harun won a free kick 25yards out which Adam Wynne scored a classic to level matters at 2 apiece. The best was yet to come with 5mins left on the clock……Colemanstown dominated the remainder of the game as Salthill could barely get a touch on the ball. Thady Moran then got a rapturous applause as he finished a volley from the edge of the box; his first effort to find the net having deflected off a defender but Thady was in the right place at the right time to put us 3-2 up. Colemanstown maintained their momentum and superb composure and Adam Wynne scored with 30seconds left with a shot from distance which fired into the bottom left corner for an absolutely rousing last 5 mins of the game. Our 3 midfielders were superb, Mika Harun, Keith Forde, Adam Wynne & Thady Moran at left wing back caused a running threat on every opportunity. That said, everyone played their part, with just the bare 11 players as these lads look forward to their next league outing having leaped up towards the top of the table with 2 games on hand over the top two. David Gilligan…. You won’t miss the next game…..