Blesso went into this fixture with an unbeaten start to their new campaign, but were without the talents of last weeks hat trick hero Sonny Simpson who was last seen hanging around the players lounge at Sunderland FC !!!
The reshuffled pack saw Ben Fitz slot into the anchor role in midfield and Luke O’Brien started on the right side of midfield for the first time.
Blesso back on home soil started the game very brightly against an Ashwood side that only lost last weeks fixture 1-0 to last years League and Cup double winners Rathcoole.
The bigger pitch at the Community College has definitely brought out the best in this young Blesso side as they took the game to their opponents.
Free flowing attack after attack was thrown at the Ashwood defence, measured corner after corner being fired into the Ashwood danger-zone by Ben Fitz, crying for someone to get a nick on it, and Daniel Cooney nearly did again this week with another fierce volley just put inches by the post (third time lucky next week Dan).
The football was a joy to watch, but was it to be “one of those weeks” for Blesso as we went into the break 0-0.
The second half saw the introduction of Emma Downes and Jack Denieffe for Sean Broderick and Colm Martin who both had an excellent first half for the home side.
Blesso started in much the same fashion putting pressure on the Ashwood defence, but Ashwood themselves were now looking dangerous as they were trying to hit Blesso on the break with some fast moving counter attacks that were superbly being dealt with by Dean O’Connor,Daniel Cooney and Jack Denieffe. All under the very watchful eye of stalwart keeper Mikey O’Toole of course.
Conor O’Toole & Ben Fitz were now starting to get a foothold on the game and were feeding balls through to our wingers Dean Neilan and Luke O’Brien who were causing all sorts of chaos in the Ashwood defence.
Chaos finally turned into No.1 for Blesso as Emma Downes turned on a sixpence and rifled home her first of the season into the roof of the Ashwood net.It really was a true strikers goal out of a half chance (well done Emma).
No.2 followed shortly for Blesso when a well intercepted counter attack by Dean O’Connor in the Blesso defence turned into a cracking strike at the other end from Ben Fitz from about 20 yards out. 2-0 Blesso.
Blesso never really looked to be in too much danger after this and saw the game out fairly comfortably.
Another good performance from this young Blesso side that definitely seems to be gelling well together this season. Keep it up guys.
Blesso:Mikey O’Toole,Dean O’Connor,Daniel Cooney,Colm Martin,Ben Fitzsimons,Conor O’Toole,Dean Neilan,Luke O’Brien,Sean Broderick,Jack Denieffe,Emma Downes