U16 Boys continue good league run; U14 Boys league loss to St. Pats

Colemanstown U16’s 3 – 0 Colga.
Colemanstown United FC U16’s blew Colga away this morning in their third league outing of the season to seal a 3-0 win as we move towards the half way point of the season. Shane Duffy had the first effort on 5mins after debutant David Geraghty saw his strike saved but Duffy’s header from the rebound was caught well by the keeper. Cillian Roche saw his header from David Walsh’s corner sky over the crossbar while Tiarnan Lohan hit the woodwork after a good individual run followed by his trademark strike. David Geraghty gave the visitors the perfect start when he fired home from the edge of the area after just 10mins. Colga struggled to get a foothold in the game as Conor Noone had a few snap shots which resulted in little while Shane Duffy showed great pace & footwork as he controlled the ball splendidly with his left, then switched to his right foot, flicked the ball around the defender as he scampered down the right wing but unfortunately there was no one on hand to meet his delivery; it would have been some assist, had it resulted in a goal.

Fionn Flattery was forced into a number of saves, most notably when he read the play perfectly to advance to the edge of his box and snuggle the ball off the oncoming attacker.  Tiarnan Lohan doubled the lead 10mins before half-time as Colemanstown broke on the counter. Lohan won the ball in midfield and dribbled forward with speed before his left footed shot found the bottom right corner to make it 2-0 at the break.

The hosts restarted strongly with a good spell of possession early in the second half but could not really threaten in front of goal as the back four of Josh Buckley, Cillian Roche, Diarmuid Ryan & David Walsh were resolute in their defending. Chances were at a premium in the 2nd half apart from a trademark run from Cillian Roche at centre back as space opened up in front of him & his strike from distance was saved well. Then came a smashing effort from David Geraghty who showed his quality as he did well to beat the off side trap but the end result saw him fire wide. Clarinbridge was rocking 10mins from time when Tiarnan Lohan saw his effort saved but Cathal Kennedy was well positioned to hammer home the rebound from close range to ensure no come-back from the Colga side as the game closed out with an empathic 3-0 win to Colemanstown. There was a minutes silence before the game for the late Sean Forde (Sligo Town) father to our U11 team coach & Masters Team manager Barry Forde, Kinreask, Gurteen.

Squad: Fionn Flattery, Josh Buckley, Cillian Roche, Diarmuid Ryan, David Walsh, Shane Duffy, Jonah Donnellan, Tiarnan Lohan, Cathal Kennedy, Conor Noone, David Geraghty, Kyle Madden, Donnacha Walsh, Tomas Rogerson, Dylan Murphy, Sean Cooke, Matthew Keane, Joshua McDonnell, Ronan Screene, Sean Connolly (injured)

Colemanstown U14s 2 – 5 St. Pats.
Our U14s suffered their second defeat of the league campaign with a 5-2 home loss to a much more physical Caherlistrane outfit St. Pats on Saturday afternoon. Colemanstown found themselves 1-0 down after 10mins when a momentary lapse in concentration saw their striker beat Tommy Nutley who was advancing off his line but the striker won the dual and tapped into an empty net. 10mins later Colemanstown restored parity with great work from Noah McDonnell whose inviting cross from the right was met by Tadhg Hart who rolled home his side footed effort. Then the visitor’s custodian had to be vigilant moments later as he made a great one-on-one save from Tadhg Hart after good work from Sean Keating. St. Pats restored the advantage before the break with a header from a well delivered corner. 2-1 to St. Pats at half time.

St. Pats piled on the pressure from the restart and they were rewarded within 5mins with a well taken finish to make it 3-1 to the visitors. 5mins later St. Pats converted from the penalty spot after a handball to make it 4-1 – 10mins into the second half & an uphill battle for the boys in green. St. Pats 5th came soon after which literally put the game to bed. Colemanstown did pull one back late on as Harry Tierney won the ball on the edge of the D, skipped by 2 defenders to hammer home from 15yards out to put a better gloss on the scoreboard. Colemanstown had some 2nd half chances as Martin Mellody put Tadhg Hart through with a lovely ball over the top but St. Pats defence were quicker to react to the impending danger. Hart had a further chance but an unlucky touch carried the ball over the end line. Harry Tierney also had a chance when he was fouled as he ran through on goal but the stumbling Harry remained on his feet, got the shot in but the same power wasn’t behind the effort and the keeper easily gathered in the end. Final score as the game came to a close. Colemanstown U14s 2 – 5 St. Pats.

Squad: Tommy Nutley, Tadhg Bardell, Eoghan Ryan, Jamie Lally, Michael Lally, Noah McDonnell, Harry Tierney, Martin Mellody, Ryan Shaughnessy, Tadhg Hart, Sean Keating, Conor Keating, Aidan Ruane.