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Hanover brace downs St Pat’s Boys

Under 15 League Div 2 2018/19

St Patrick’s Boys AFC   1  Hanover Harps AFC Black  2

This was an evenly contested game with Hanover Black having the better of the first half, with St Patrick Boys being stronger in the second half.

Hanover Black were 0-2 up at half – time, but due credit goes to St Patrick Boys, as they came back strongly in the second – half but they were unlucky on several occasions, not to find the net.

After only fifteen minutes into the second – half, St Pat’s winger – Saiful Islam turned in the box and fired a fine right foot shot into the corner of the Hanover net, following some good play by Alejandro Maximo, Dean Kelly and Jack Knowles, to make the score 1-2.

The last fifteen minutes were absolutely frantic, as St Pat’s pushed hard to find a second goal, but Hanover, with some dogged defensive work, held out to win 1-2.

It was a great all-round performance by both teams and a fine advertisement for Juvenile Football in Carlow. 

Under 14 League 2018/19

Crettyard United AFC   3 Nurney Villa AFC  3

The conditions were perfect, for what was a great game of football between these two, well-matched teams, with Nurney starting the better, creating some good chances early on, but they were all spurned.

Crettyard slowly worked their way into the game and found their footing and they took the lead after twenty minutes, with a well-taken goal for a 1-0 lead.

Nurney responded, almost immediately and equalised with a driven shot, which nestled in the corner of the net, from just inside the penalty area for 1-1.

The teams then exchanged, two quick goals, in a matter of minutes, making it 2-2 and with the last kick of the first-half, Nurney made it 2-3, when they converted a penalty kick.

Crettyard re-grouped well in the second-half and went on to equalize directly, from a free-kick taken by Kyle Kehoe, for a 3-3 scoreline.

From then on, the game was end to end, with both teams creating numerous chances, but as Crettyard pushed on for a winner, the best chance fell to Nurney, after a fine through ball put them in, clear on goal, only for Crettyard’s keeper – Sean Browne, to make an excellent save to ensure the game ended in a draw, which was a fair result in a great game.

Goalscorers for Crettyard were Tadgh Dinnen, Jack Gorman and Kyle Kehoe.

Best for Crettyard were Tadgh Dinnen, Sean Browne and Kyle Kehoe whilst for Nurney, it was an excellent all – round team display.

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