The two Blesso teams served up a real cracker this morning, with the B team running out narrow winners by the odd goal, in a game that really could have went either way.
Blesso “B” started the brighter and from the off squeezed the game in the “A” teams half, Adams was unlucky after a few minutes when he broke free only to see his shot blocked by Liam Broderick, next Daragh Gilroy went through but was unlucky when he lost control of the ball and it ran harmlessly into the A team’s keepers arms. Again Blesso “B” pushed forward and again the “A” teams defense stood up to the task with some great defending. The deadlock was broken when Cian McCarthy was brought down halfway in the “A” teams half, Ryan Keogh stood over the ball and unleashed a fierce shot to which the “A” team’s keeper did well to parry, unfortunately for him, the rebound broke to Daragh Gilroy and he slid the ball into the net (1-0), Tadgh Miley had a chance straight after this to add to Daragh strike but dragged his shot wide. The “A” started to assert themselves on the game and Sean O’Rourke was unlucky when he went clean through only to be thwarted by Ian Coughlan with a fine close range save, but their efforts were not to go rewarded when a mistake by Ryan Keogh let in Sean again, again Ian saved but the rebound was not dealt with by the “B” teams defense and the ball broke to Sean to prod home to make it all square (1-1). Just before half time, Daragh Broe Foster had a great free kick cleared off the line and at the other end a swerving corner was just missed by the diving “A” team midfielder with an open goal at his mercy (H/T 1-1)
The second half saw the “A” team get off to a flyer and again Ian Coughlan came to the rescue after a great run and shot by Pauric Keogh, at the other end Adams did well with an effort that just went wide of the post and then Tadgh Miley went inches wide from similar range with his shot. The game really was hotting up now and both team’s were given no time or space to make any inroads to goal, there was a real battle for the ball taken place in the middle of the park and no quarter was being asked or given by either team. Sean O’Rourke was to get another chance in the game as he went straight through from a long ball, but this time Tadgh Barrett matched his run and slid in brilliantly to clear just before the little striker could let fire, Again this seemed to spur on the “B” team and Cian McCarthy swept pass two defenders and was unlucky when his shot hit the side netting. With three minutes left on the clock and the game heading for deadlock, Cian was brought down as he broke on the right flank just outside the box, Daragh Broe Foster stepped up for the free kick and bent a sublime shot just inside the far post. (2-1). Blesso “B” held firm for the last few minutes to run out narrow winners in a keenly contested match,
Well done to both teams for playing an absolutely tremendous match in great spirit..C’mon the Blesso