Blessington’s O’Neill sinks Kildare
The SDFL U13 squad had 4 Blessington FC players in the starting line up for today’s representative league clash against Kildare at Ballyowen Astro. – Greg O’Neill and Jack Allen up front, Paddy Schofield centre midfield and Sean Price right wing.
This games started cautiously with both teams playing patient possession football. Kildare finished the first half stronger and were unlucky not to finish in front at half time. However good team work, tactics and strong defending from the SDFL meant the score was 0-0 at half time.
The second half was a different game with Blessington players playing a vital role in the game. Greg O’Neill opened the scoring for the SDFL after 10 minutes with an accurate side footed shot into the Kildare net. 1-0 to the SDFL.
Paddy Schofield worked tirelessly in the centre throughout this game and fed the wingers and forwards with quality balls. Sean Price constantly used his pace on the right wing taking on Kildare’s defence delivering excellent crosses into the box. Jack Allen worked hard upfront to keep pressure on the Kildare defence and this paid off in the 17th minute with Greg O’Neill responding quickest to a loose ball in the box to score his second goal of the game and give the SDFL a 2-0 lead . The SDFL were now in control on this game, comfortable on the ball and working well as a team. In the 25th minute the SDFL scored a 3RD goal with a 30 yard unstoppable shot from Cabinteelys Mike Fagan. The game finished 3-0 to the SDFL.
This was a good days work for the Blessington lads competing at the highest level and making it happen on the pitch.