TIMMY LYNCH

Kan­turk win ti­tle on last night of sea­son

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - Tim­my­lynch@eir­com.net

A BLIS­TER­ING hot Gur­teenard pro­vided the venue for the Black­wa­ter Mo­tors U12 League de­cider be­tween the top two con­tenders for the ti­tle this sea­son.

With Kan­turk the league lead­ers need­ing only a draw to se­cure the league ti­tle the home side knew that noth­ing was be­tween the sides as on their pre­vi­ous meet­ing they drew 1-1, so Wed­nes­day evenings league de­cider was al­ways go­ing to be a close game.

Cork­beg showed their strength with an early goal shortly after kick off but Kan­turk an­swered al­most im­me­di­ately on five min­utes through a Stephen Shee­han goal and Kan­turk struck again on 12 min­utes through a Dan O’Rourke strike to make it 2-1.

Both sides had plenty of chances in what was a very tight game, but through fierce de­ter­mi­na­tion and some bril­liant team play Stephen Shee­han found the net again just be­fore half time to give the home side a 3-1 lead.

The sec­ond half proved to be just as a tight as the first with both sides bat­tling im­me­di­ately from the kick off, again cre­at­ing some great chances to score. Cork­beg was first to find the net in the sec­ond half to bring it back to 3-2 and they looked to pile on the pres­sure, but through some ex­cel­lent de­fend­ing and cre­ative at­tack­ing play Szy­mon Ge­jzak found the back of the net on 45 min­utes.

Never giv­ing up, Cork­beg hit back again to make it 4-3 and both sides, to their credit, de­fended and at­tacked bril­liantly in en­ergy sap­ping con­di­tions with both goal­mouths see­ing plenty of ac­tion. Only for ex­cep­tional goal­keep­ing from Ai­dan Higgins and also the Cork­beg keeper the fi­nal sore would have been much higher.

The game fin­ished Kan­turk 4, Cork­beg 3 and Kan­turk are de­served league cham­pi­ons. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all in­volved after a hard fought fan­tas­tic sea­son for a bril­liant bunch of play­ers, now league cham­pi­ons.

Man of match: Stephen Shee­han, best for Kan­turk: Adam Lynch, Szy­mon Ge­jzak, Dan O’Rourke.

Kan­turk AFC Soccer Club will hold its AGM in Edel Quinn Hall at 8pm on 18th June.

Kan­turk AFC un­der 12 team who de­feated Cork­beg FC in the Black­wa­ter Mo­tors Un­der 12 league in Kan­turk.

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