Soc­cer action

Bray People - - Kilmacanoguediary -

MOST TEAMS were in soc­cer action last week­end. The 8s faced New­town away and suf­fered a 4-1 de­feat. Trail­ing 4-0 at the break, this was a much im­proved sec­ond half dis­play and Shane O’Tooles goal was just re­ward for his and the teams ef­forts.

The 9s faced Ark­low Celtic away and lost 42. Glens trailed 3-0 at the break but were fan­tas­tic af­ter the re­sump­tion with Eoin Clancy and a great fin­ish by Amy Greene mak­ing the game a lot closer.

The 10s were at home to Aughrim in the shield and recorded a good 5-2 win. Adam Mullery (2), James Cahill, Aaran Fitz­patrick and Dy­lan Wa­ters hit the net with Mullery and Stephen Cahill out­stand­ing. The 12s faced Grey­stones and recorded a great 10-0 win. Michael Boland got 4, Jamie Har­vey hit three, Peter Con­roy two with Mark Gal­lagher also on the score sheet. Sean Devlin and Andy Mol­loy were ex­cel­lent in a good team dis­play.

Act­ing man­ager, young Ryan White proved a chip of the old block by mas­ter­mind­ing this win and surely he wont be asked to step aside when L.J. and Paddy (Lau­rel and Hardy) re­turn?

The 13s were at home to En­niskerry and went down to a 2-0 de­feat. Again, miss­ing a num­ber of key regulars, they bat­tled all the way but were thank­ful to keeper Gra­ham Daly who made some vi­tal saves.

The Youths faced En­niskerry away on Satur­day in their shield quar­ter-fi­nal and made the semi’s thanks to a 4-0 win. Ga­van Bar­ton hit a sec­ond half ha­trick with Bob O’Don­nell net­ting a de­light­ful lob over the keeper for the other goal. Conor Finn was best on the day along with the goal scor­ers.

The se­niors played Rath­new last Tues­day night un­der lights in the semi fi­nal of the Clarkes Fu­els Cup and suf­fered a 2-0 de­feat. This was a hard tough game and the glens sur­vived a nervy first ten min­utes to make this a great game of foot­ball to watch for the large crowd.

How­ever, it was not to be and the glens con­ceded mid­way through the 2nd half and a late goal to exit the cup. Shane Vick­ers, Dean Byrne, Ian Mor­ris and Tommy Byrne were ex­cel­lent in a good team dis­play.. While Rath­new were the bet­ter team on the night and de­served their win, what a ter­ri­ble sight near the end to see one of their play­ers phys­i­cally grab and bite a Glen­cor­mac player on the leg and the in­ci­dent go com­pletely un­pun­ished by the Kil­dare ref­eree.

The bruise was still there for all to see Fri­day night when the glens trav­elled to the same venue Fri­day night for a league game and re­venge was some­what sweet as the glens ran out 2-1 win­ners.

In an­other phys­i­cal en­counter, this fix­ture was han­dled in a much bet­ter fash­ion by ref­eree Paul O’Brien who was re­turn­ing to action fol­low­ing the long lay off for Wick­low ref­eree’s.

Ian and Padraig Devlin scored the vi­tal goals with Stephen Mor­gan, Shane Vick­ers, Kevin Red­den and Dean Byrne best on the night.

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