Blessington U12B’s emphatic win over last season’s league champions.
Blessington U12B’s recorder a 4-1 win over Brookfield Celtic. Going into the game on the back of a heavy defeat at the end of last season to the raining Div3 league champions and with just 11 players on the day they started really well dominating the early exchanges with Jamie Melia and Lee Cullen up front causing the defence constant problems. The chances continued to come, Patrick Doyle heading close from a corner. The deadlock was final broken by Max O’Dwyer after good play from Lee Cullen and Richie Flynn, Max received the ball just inside the box and looped a fine shot with his left foot over the keeper to put Blessington into a deserved lead.
Brookfield responded well and just before halftime they broke down the middle only for the onrushing Blessington keeper Andrew Stokes to save superbly followed by an excellent clearance by Tom Ramsey who was ever present on his first game at centre back. Brookfield hit Blessington again on the break at the start of the 2nd half to equalise but Blessington dug in and continued to dominate the game with the defence stand strong when needed Sean Anderson and Adam Coyne breaking play up on both wings. Blessingtons 2nd came from a defensive clearance by Patrick Doyle pick up in the middle by Gavin Tighe who whipped the ball out to the right wing to Darragh Quinn who raced forward and unleased an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box into the top corner, 2-1. Soon after it was 3-1 following great work from Lee, Richie and Max, Max was bundle over in the box for a penalty which Gavin dispatched into the bottom left hand corner. Gavin made it 4-1 again after great work from Darragh, Lee, Richie and final Jamie who laid it into Gavin’s path to curl a shot past the keeper and it could have been more as Richie had a great effort saved and Lee raced onto a through ball just to be beaten by the keeper taken a heavy knock in the process which really show the fight spirit that is growing in this team. A great team effort all round as the tough pre-season really showed as Blessingtons fitness told in the final quarter of the game.
Team: Andrew Stokes, Adam Coyne, Darragh Quinn, Tom Ramsey, Sean Anderson, Max O’Dwyer, Patrick Doyle, Gavin Tighe, Richie Flynn, Lee Cullen, Jamie Melia