Balt­in­glass through to fi­nal

Bray People - - Sport -

Balt­in­glass 4-12, AGB 2-6: Ark­low Gers-Bal­ly­money’s great run in the U-14A foot­ball cham­pi­onship came to an end on Satur­day when they were beaten in the semi-fi­nal by Balt­in­glass at Ti­na­hely. U-14 FC SEMI-FI­NAL Brian McBride’s boys have been bang­ing in the goals all sum­mer but Ciarán Flem­ing had his home­work done. He re­vamped the Balto de­fence and pulled back mid­fielder Adam Flem­ing from mid­field to the No. 3 spot in a bid to stop the traf­fic down the cen­tre. It cer­tainly worked in the sec­ond-half.

It did look as if the Ark­low boys were go­ing to add one more big scalp to their im­pres­sive col­lec- tion when they led by 2-4 to 1-2 at half-time. They had started with a bang when they won and con­verted a penalty in the early min­utes.

While Balt­in­glass had a penalty shortly af­ter and also con­verted the kick it was the seasiders that stayed in con­trol up to half-time.

How­ever, Peadar Tim­mins and Conor Fo­ley took con­trol at mid­field in the sec­ond-half and de­spite the best work of Ai­dan O’Cal­laghan and cen­tre-back Pádraig Kelle­her, AGB were un­able to stem the tide that that was now run­ning strongly against them.

Fo­ley fin­ished up top scorer with 3-1 with Paul Col­gan get­ting the other goal.

An­thony Fur­long at full­back, Ryan Byrne, Seán Hur­ley and Der­mot Larkin were oth­ers to shine for an Ark­low team that will be heard of again.

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