NEW­TOWN JU­NIORS F.C.

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We man­aged three wins from six games played last week­end. Our un­der-8s lost 5-1 at home to Ard­more Rovers. Alex O’Toole scored the New­town goal while James Crean was the star per­former for the home side.

The un­der-9s are find­ing life dif­fu­cult in the top flight af­ter an­other re­verse this time away to Grey­stones. Adam Hef­fer­nan got on the score­sheet for New­town while Dar­ren Magee and Lee Turner played well.

The un­der-10s played their last league game at home to Wick­low Town and sadly lost the game on a 5-2 score­line. Seán Gre­gory and Corey Sul­li­van scored the New­town goals.

The un­der-13s trav­elled to Bray for the se­cond week run­ning to play Ard­more Rovers this time in the league. They had a turn in their for­tunes this week af­ter last week’s Shield de­feat and came out on top on a 7-4 score­line. Ciarán Daly scored an im­pres­sive hat-trick, Mark O’Brien scored twice and goals were also scored by Alex Hef­fer­nan and Ciarán Do­herty. Best play­ers on the day were Becky Cassin, Aod­han Gar­vey and Jamie Keddy.

With Ash­ford hav­ing al­ready won the league ti­tle, the run­ners-up spot is down be­tween these two teams and this re­sult puts our team right back in the mix.

The un­der-12s com­pleted their group fix­tures in the Shield to fin­ish joint top with Ark­low Town and a play-off to de­ter­mine first and se­cond will now be needed. This was be­cause they de­feated Wick­low Rovers 4-1 at home. Keith Dal­ton gave New­town an early lead but Rovers equalised al­most im­me­di­ately. New­town re­stored their lead be­fore half-time when af­ter a lovely pass from Evan Mo­ran, Dil­lon Carthy fin­ished from six yards. Vova Ribakov made an ex­cel­lent run on the left wing be­fore let­ting fly from 20 yards. His shot hit the cross­bar but Dal­ton fol­low­ing up tapped home to the net from close range. The scor­ing was com­pleted five min­utes from time when Ken­neth Turner scored a neat headed goal from close range. On the day best for New­town were Ribakov and Steven Kennedy. The girl’s un­der­12s made the short jour­ney to play En­niskerry girls in their lat­est league game and came away with a nar­row 3-2 vic­tory. Ten min­utes in Lau­ren Nolan opened the scor­ing with a rasper from 20 yards. Though the girls had other scor­ing chances the score re­mained 1-0 at the break.

In the early ex­changes of the se­cond-half both teams could have had fur­ther goals but the se­cond goal came when Nolan slipped Hol­lie Mur­phy in and she fin­ished from six yards de­spite a valiant at­tempt by the En­niskerry keeper to keep the ball out.

Five min­utes later En­niskerry halved the de­fecit with a long-range ef­fort and were be­gin­ning to put ex­tended pres­sure on the New­town goal. The cru­cial goal came eight min­utes from time when af­ter a good move in­volv­ing Amy Ir­win and Katie Mi­ley, Caoimhe Hef­fer­nan shot against the post, but Lau­ren Nolan fol­low­ing up scored from close range.

En­niskerry did score in the last minute but it proved to be only a con­so­la­tion goal. Best for the girls on the day were Katie Mul­lally, Me­lanie Clarke and Cliona Cram­mond.

A girl’s team con­tain­ing 10/11 year olds played a friendly on Satur­day against Vale View and de­spite los­ing the game Han­nah Doyle, Jessie Kenny and Me­gan Yoder played re­ally well. Aine Gam­mall scored the New­town goal.

En­niskerry F.C. are hold­ing their an­nual ’Belles in the Meadow’ tour­na­ment for girls on the week­end of 24th/25th April 2010 and we will be en­ter­ing four teams i.e. 8’s, 10’s, 12’s and 14’s and if their are any bud­ding foot­ballers wish­ing to play on any of these teams please con­tact Hughie at 087-6987653 for fur­ther de­tails.

The fol­low­ing are the club’s fix­tures for the week­end of Satur­day 27th/Sun­day 28th March: Un­der 8s fix­ture to be con­firmed; un­der 9s at home to Grey­stones ’A’, k.o. Satur­day at 11 a.m.; un­der-10s at home to Wolfe Tone ’D’, k.o. to be con­firmed; un­der-12s at home to Ash­ford Rovers, k.o. Satur­day at 11 a.m.; un­der-13s away to Grey­stones, k.o. to be con­firmed; girl’s un­der-12s at home to En­niskerry, k.o. Sun­day at 10 a.m. (fix­tures and ko times are sub­ject to change).

There will be a girls FAI Aviva Easter soc­cer camp run­ning from Mon­day 29th - Thurs­day 1st April. Cost is €60 and will start at 10.30 a.m. and fin­ish at 1.30 p.m. each day in the New­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact Hughie at 087-6987653.

Two of our un­der-12s will be cel­e­brat­ing birth­days in the com­ing week and they are Vova Ribakov and Ken­neth Turner. Happy birth­day guys from ev­ery­one at New­town Ju­niors F.C.

For all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the club visit our web­site www.new­town­ju­niors.com.

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