This was by far Blesso strongest performance of the season,with some of the football played especially played in the 1st half as good as you would see at any age level,The players can feel very proud of this performance as they came up against a Beechwood team who had only lost 2 games all season and we well organized and very physical.
Blesso came out the traps very quickly today and never really letting up for the whole of the game,Tadgh Miley and Daragh broe Foster especially have to come in for some praise as they were immense today with 4 and 3 goals respectively ( not bad for midfielders) as Andy Gray would say Take a Bow Son ,Take a Bow!!!
Blesso pressed the game high up the pitch and played alot of expansive football to breakdown a resilient Beechwood defense.The 1st goal soon game with a lovely sweeping move between 5 players lead to Tagh Miley grabbing his 1st,the second was a superb individual effort with Tadgh grabbing the ball in the middle of the park he drove at the Beechwood defense and dribbled past 4 players before sliding low past the keeper,Tadh then went onto grab a 1st half hat trick with another lovely finish from another sweeping Blesso move involving no fewer than 5 players.By this time Beechwood were finding it hard to keep up with Blesso pace, their pass and move football and inter changing of positions was making it difficult for the opposition to pick up players.It came as no surprise when the 4th came just before half time even if the goal itself was a little surprising in itself.after a fine save from the Beechwood keeper a corner followed.Dara bro foster scored directly from the resulting corner kick,(Fluke! maybe,maybe not),This is Daraghs second goal from a corner kick in 4 games and he has hit the post from one to (not bad eh!)
The 2nd half for long periods was a more even affair,with Beechwood showing great determination to their credit and if not for the Blessington goal keeper Ian Coughlin could have scored 2 goals.On two seperate occassions Beechwood found themselves one on one with only the keeper to beat,but were thwarted both times by some fining keeping.After this though Blesso again took the game by the scruff of the neck and Adam Obannayo made it 5 with a nice low drive from the edge of the box.another lovely move from Blesso resulting in some lovely inter play between Cian McCarthy and Eoin Cavanagh led to our 6th with a tap in for Daragh Broe Foster,Daragh soon followed up Blesso 7th and his hat trick with another lovely low drive from edge of the box.with only minutes to go Tadgh Miley saved the shot of the match and our 8th till last.Beechwood were in attack with broken down by he blesso defence Donnache Halpen played the ball upto Ryan Mulvey who stopped and turned the ball to oncoming Cian Mc carthy,Cian ran deep with the ball and layed off a lovely pass to Tadgh miley who bent a lovely curling shot from the edge off the box leaving the keeper with no chance.
Lastly Blesso would like to thank all who attended the match from Beechwood they were a credit to their club and to the game of football in general,Beechwood supporters and coaching staff applauded all our goals and play, their coach came over to tell our kids how well he thought they played,Fantastic stuff!
This truly was a memorable performance and the kids and parents should be very proud of their achievements this year.
Blessofc team; Ian Coughlin,Daragh Gilroy,Conor Gilroy,Ryan Keogh,Tadgh Miley,Tadgh Barrett,Adam Obannayo,Daragh Broe Foster,Ryan Mulvey,Patrick Cunningham,Finn Harney,Eoin Kavanagh and Cian Mc Carthy