This game saw 5th place play 6th place in the under 16, Div 1 league. Our U16’s made a short trip into the Ennis Road to play Caherdavin, who prior to the game were in 5th position, with a narrow lead over Newport Town, with a 1 point advantage. This certainly didn’t deter us, as Newport were coming off their fantastic win over Janesboro only 2 weeks ago. Newport were forced to make one positional change due to Ciaran Braddick out due to illness (the team send a message wishing you a speedy recovery). In his place, came under 15’s star Elliott Slattery.
On a very overcast and heavy pitch, both teams started brightly with both teams having early chances. Newport’s opening chances fell to Nathan Hartigan with a left leg shot and Aaron O Neill’s one on one with their keeper but the Caherdavin keeper was placed well in goal to save easily. With only 5 mins remaining in the first half, a mix up in the Newport defence, allowed Caherdavin’s front man remain unchallenged to shoot right legged into the bottom right side of Newport’s goal. Sean O’Dwyer tried desperately to get his hand to the ball but due to the short distance the ball had to travel, Sean was always going to be second best. Caherdavin went 1 up. Continue reading