Mal­low AFC teams ex­pe­ri­ence highs and lows of team sports

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MAL­LOW United U/12 Premier team con­tinue to learn about the highs and lows of team sport and were un­lucky to go down away to Lee­side on Fri­day evening.

There were six games at U/13 level in the last week where Mal­low United’s Premier team were un­de­feated with two draws over two games while both the U/13A team and U13B team had two wins each, adding six points to their to­tal tally for the sea­son so far.

Mal­low United U/14 Premier team made it four wins in a row and find them­selves in a healthy po­si­tion as the league ta­ble be­gins to take shape.

Mal­low United U/15 con­tin­ued their ex­cel­lent start to the sea­son main­tain­ing their 100% record and mak­ing it five wins in a row with 4-1 win over Ban­don and cur­rently sit top of the ta­ble in Di­vi­sion 1.

It was a win an a loss for Mal­low United U/15A with their en­cour­ag­ing per­for­mances away to Ever­ton and at home to Spring­field.

Mal­low United U/17s suf­fered their first de­feat of the league cam­paign at home to Coach­ford while the U/18s took a valu­able point away to Rock­mount.

Mal­low United Ju­niors re­main un­de­feated and top of the ta­ble de­spite a draw away to Kil­reen Celtic with An­thony Bowles, Jojo Noo­nan and Derek O’Flynn on the mark in their 3 -3 re­sult.

Mal­low United Se­niors took a hard earned point in their game at home to Glasheen de­spite clos­ing out the game with nine men against 11.

Last Satur­day morn­ing Mal­low trav­elled to last year’s league win­ners Mi­dle­ton. Un­beaten in their first four games, the Mal­low lads started with con­fi­dence - Cor­mac Dil­worth part­ner­ing Don­n­chadh Bar­rett in mid­field and Jerry Collins drop­ping deeper into a mark­ing role it was down to the wingers to cre­ate chances for the lone striker Daniel Smith.

Louis Hanover is im­prov­ing with ev­ery game and was a con­stant threat, caus­ing the Mi­dle­ton de­fence a lot of prob­lems.

The Mal­low de­fen­sive four of Buck­ley, O’Con­nell, O’Ke­effe and Burke has been the back bone of this team ably as­sisted by their keeper, De­nis Mulc­ahy, and this match was no ex­cep­tion.

Mal­low took the lead from a poorly cleared cor­ner when Daniel Smith struck a dip­ping shot over the Mi­dle­ton keeper for a well taken goal.

Mal­low were full value for their 1-0 half time lead but it was Mi­dle­ton who started the sec­ond half bet­ter and when the ball was flicked on from mid­field the winger cut in­side to drill home the equaliser. Ten min­utes later the same player scored his sec­ond in ex­actly the same fash­ion.

The Mal­low lads ral­lied, how­ever, and for the fi­nal ten min­utes Smith, O’Neill, Dil­worth and Hanover all had chances. It was Cor­mac Dil­worth who drove into the penalty area and was fouled. Jamie O’Neill took the re­sul­tant penalty to make it 2 – 2 and take an­other valu­able point.

MAL­LOW: De­nis Mulc­ahy, Cory Buck­ley, Alan O’Con­nell, Billy O’Ke­effe, Niall Burke, Jamie O’Neill, Jerry Collins, Don­n­chadh Bar­rett, Louis Hanover, Daniel Smith, Cor­mac O’Sul­li­van, Cor­mac Dil­worth, Shane Cronin and Kevin Kil­martin

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