Match Reports 2013 - U14




U14A League Division 1

Saturday 13th April 2013  Venue Glenalbyn Report submitted by Eamon Keating

Kilmacud Crokes 6-10  Sylvesters 4-11

Crokes got Their U14 league title aspirations back on track in Glenalbyn on Saturday afternoon. This was a very difficult encounter as in Sylvesters we had opponents of the highest quality. The game opened with Sylvesters making all the running and putting our defence under a lot of pressure. It was inevitable that the score board would reflect this dominance and the lads walked off at half time 6 points down after playing with the breeze.

However this bunch of lads are nothing if not resilient and set about their task in determined fashion and after 10 minutes of the second half we had the gap down to a couple of points. A couple of chances went astray and our opponents went down and got a goal of the highest quality to stretch their lead back to 5 points. For the next 10 minutes we swapped scores with the opposition until Crokes took the game by the scruff of the neck and completely dominated the final 10 minutes and ended up running out 5 point winners.

This was a 20 person performance and every one of the subs made a major contribution. In fact our subs contributed 4-02 of our total score which was remarkable.

The 2 points ensures we now lead Div 1 and we look forward to our next game versus Ballyboden at home on April 27th.

Panel: Adam McGovern, Eamon Keating, Scott Penney, Mark McClatchie, Tom Kehoe, Niall Brady, Darragh Thompson, Callum Byrne, Alan Lundon, Stephen Horgan, Paul Buckley, Hugh Kenny, Sean Gillen, Daragh Jones, Eoin Barr, Andrew Duncan, Harry Byrne, Eoin Buggy, Hugh Murray, Niall O Leary