U12 SFAI inter league County V Clare

Our u12 ETP inter league squad entertained Clare yesterday on a cold windy day in Charleville in the latest round of the subway Inter league. A slow game of football was to come in the first ten mins of the game as both teams got used to the weather conditions, after that the game came to life with Michael Ryan and josh Hartnett starting to run at the opposition and creating chances. The 1st goal came after some brilliantly pressing by David Maloney who took to ball off the full back and ran into the box to find Aaron Moffat waiting outside the box to tap into an empty net. The second goal was all down to David's hunger when he chased down a back pass to the keeper and got a toe the ball before the keeper to make it 2 nil. Credit to Clare they came back strong and forced our goalie Kevin Stanley into some good saves the highlight been a excellent 1v1 save. Clare did fine away through when they split our defence to create a chance which Kevin saved first but couldn’t stop the rebound. With the game 2-1 our boys response was excellent and a brilliant run from Jake McNamara found his midfield partner Aaron waiting to make it 3-1.

After an good start to the second half in which we created a few chances, Clare took a gamble and push us back for the last ten minutes and with bodies tiring they were rewarded with a goal for a free kick with 5mins to play but credit to our replacements on the pitch they stayed strong to pick up a deserved win on a score line of 3-2.

The second game saw our development squad play Clare , a good game of football was to follow in the first half and tight score line of 2-1 to Clare with our goal coming from DJ Collins from the penalty spot, the second half was a poor return from our boys with the conditions of a cold day getting to them and injury to our goalkeeper Niall Ryan not helping ,tired bodies fell to a score line of 4-1. While to score line isn’t nice reading we know our development boys are better than that score line shows and will bounce back stronger.. A big thank you to Clare for the games and showing what promising footballers ye have and good luck with yer season ahead.

13/02/2017 10:30