Match report from U16 v Youghal – CSL Local Cup 1st Round Author: Mr Daniel Long aka Billy Long!
St. Mary’s were on the attack from the early stages of the game and went one nil up after ten minutes when some great individual play from Jack Stewart down the left saw him deliver a superb cross which was met by the incoming Josh Lombardi, who headed into the net …Youghal were finding their feet and had 2 good chances but to no avail as the half ended …Marys introduced Gearoid Mulcahy at half time and his power and energy made a huge difference to the Marys line up.
Soon afterwards some fabulous team play let Dylan O’Sullivan slip Jack Stewart in on goal and his delightful chip over the keeper hit the back off the net to put Marys 2 up. Youghal, who were very much in the game up to this point, started to tire and Marys started to dominate. Lombardi came back on due to a Dylan O’Sullivan injury and in no time he set up Alex O’Keeffe who scored with a lovely flick to make it 3 nil to the home side.
The game was over as a contest at this stage and Marys grabbed their 4th in the dying seconds from Stephen Looney.
Man of the match goes to Jack Stewart and stand out performers for Marys were Eoin Ryan, Scott Long and Aaron McCarthy.
Well done lads
C’mon the Saints
Mr Daniel Long (aka Billy Long)