U13 ETP

Limerick County u13 boys interleague squad played their 3rd competitive game of the series against CLARE league on sunday and lost 1-0 in a disappointing result in what was a scrappy poor game of football. County boys started on the front foot early on and an early chance fell to striker Shane o`Brien who`s effort was well saved by the clare keeper. The game then got bogged down in a midfield battle where county boys Darragh o`Brien, Killian Ahern & John English gave as good as they got. Unfortunately for us game wasn`t been played in the right areas and as such our wide men Shane o`Riordan & Harry Fox were seen little of the ball. Both defences were well on top,County back four of Owen o`Sullivan, Ewan Dillon, Noah Patterson & capt Paddy Kennedy solid and apart from Kian Smith in co goals dealing with a few crosses there was little saves or goalmouth action at either end to trouble the keepers.On the attacking side of things some underhit or misplaced passes was a feature of a frustrating first half.

The 2nd half began with a small bit of improvement going forward as we got the ball into more wide areas, but with ten mins in Clare took the lead from probably first shot on target in the game, after a deep cross was cut back a clare midfielder fired low into the bottom corner. Conor Hynes & Cathal o`Mahoney were introduced for county as we chased the game in a change of formation. IN a game were we never reached the levels which we have set ourselves we continued to battle to the the end and credit to the boys they gave it to the final whistle. the 2nd half pretty much mirrored the first after the early clare goal alot of huff & puff from both sides with both defenses on top , the quality was lacking from us the county today,our first touch poor & passes going astray so plenty to work on for us all going forward.Very little goalmouth action apart from a few half chances that went a begging. A bad day at the office or one of those days as the cliche says so hopefully a response next week .

13/03/2017 10:10