Kilworth good value for the win
Kilworth Celtic 5 Park United 2
KILWORTH secured a big U18 League 1A victory on home soil this Saturday afternoon, taking all three points in style against a top Park United team in Kilworth.
Leo Coffey was the star of the show for Kilworth, netting a hattrick inside the opening twentyfive minutes to set his team on their way to a much needed victory.
In a day when most games had been rained off, struggling Kilworth, who have only mustered three points from ten games, were on song against a Park United side challenging for top spot in the U18 League 1A.
Park United started the game on the front foot, doing everything but find the net in the opening 10 minutes.
Evan Mulcahy was integral in the number eight shirt for the visitors, commanding proceedings going forward for his side.
However, it was the home side who struck first, finding the net through Leo Coffey with a fine finish.
It didn’t take long for Coffey to find the net again, doubling his tally in the space of two minutes with another well-taken effort.
The third came right before the twenty-five minute mark, a well worked move on the break culminated in the Kilworth striker bringing his and his team’s total to three on the afternoon. The home side started the second half as they had finished the first, finding the net five minutes after the restart this time through Denis O’Driscoll.
Now four behind, the Mitchelstown side eventually found the back of the net through Evan Mulcahy. A fine piece of skill by the midfielder gave him space before firing into the Kilworth net. Dylan Connolly was on hand to close the gap to two just moments later for Park United, giving his team a glimmer of hope as the game was entering the latter stages.
However the momentum was short lived for the visiting outfit.
With minutes to play Kilworth had their fifth, putting the game well out of their opponent’s reach. Denis O’Driscoll was the man to come up with the goods again for the home side, capping off a superb team performance on a wet afternoon in Kilworth.
Kilworth Celtic will look to build on this victory when they travel to Kinsale next Saturday, while Park United host Carrigaline United as they look for a swift return to form on home soil.
KILWORTH: Cillian Fitzgerald; PJ Aherne, Michael Dolan, Luke Finnan, Declan Geary; Jack Casey, Michael Sheehan, Sean Hegarty, Denis O’Driscoll; Leo Coffey, Jamie Foley.
PARK: Darren Capelit; Eoin McNamara, Cameron Keane, Sean O’Connell, Ronan McGrath; Pierce Pickett, Evan Mulcahy, Dylan Connolly, Paul Fitzgerald; Eoin O’Connell, Aaron Walsh.
Referee: PJ Aherne