U13 Div 3, Regional United C 3-5 Newport Town AFC B

Saturday, October 7 2017 (Dooradoyle)

Scorers: Nathan Walsh 4 & David Whelton

We travelled to Dooradoyle to play Regional on Saturday with a depleted squad. A few of our lads were injured or couldn’t make the game. Dave Grant gave us 2 players from the U12B team Conor O’Brien & David Whelton. Both players played absolutely brilliant as if they were playing with us the whole time. So Mike Lyons & myself(Andrew Gleeson) would like to thank Dave Grant for his help.

The game started off with both teams playing good attacking football. Conor O’Brien was fantastic on the left side of midfield with some lovely runs & crosses into the box. Our midfield of Mikey Carroll, Danny O’Keefe & David O’Brien were outstanding and took control of the game. 10 mins into the game Nathan Walsh was put through with a lovely pass from David O’Brien & he finished with a lovely shot passed the keeper. Nathan grabbed his hat trick before half time with 2 lovely goals. We went in 3-1 at halftime.

Second half we lost a bit of our momentum & left Regional back into the game & they punished us for it by scoring a sloppy 2nd goal & a 3rd to make it 3-3 with 10 mins to go. But that only got us fired back up because we knew we should’ve won this game with all the chances we created. Tommy Lyons made a lovely clearance up field which made it through to Nathan & he scored his 4th which was quickly followed by a 5th scored by David Whelton. We could’ve added more with all the chances we created but it finished 5-3. Well done to all.

Man of the match:- Danny O’Keefe

Squad:- Adam O’Connell, Chris Maloney, Darragh Manning, Tommy Lyons, PJ Lenihan, Mikey Carroll (c), David O’Brien, Danny O’Keefe, Robbie Murray, Conor O’Brien, Nathan Walsh, Jamie Gleeson, Luke Phelan, David Whelton