Saturday, October 1 2016 (Derryleigh Park)
Newport U10 Blue team welcomed Corbally United to Derryleigh Park this morning for their 1st game of the season. Captain for the day was Liam Coffey and led Newport off to a strong start passing well and working strong as a team. Cillian Collins led the play from goals to a backline of Aaron O’Flaherty and Brian McCabe. Midway through the first half after great teamwork from Calvin Doyle midfield, Liam Coffey and Sean Wrynn up front the ball was passed to Cathal McNamara who scored the opening goal.
Newport kept the lead in the second half where Cillian was supported well in goals with Conor Sweeney and Dara McGrath in the backline. Luke Fitzgerald worked well in midfield along with Harry Lee up front for some near chances and Christopher O’Connor also worked well in defence. Newport scored again from an indirect free kick and Aaron O’Flaherty put the ball in the back of the net. Corbally had the chance to make a comeback scoring a goal from a penalty.
There was great team effort and it was a great start to the season and well done to all the players. Thanks to all the parents for the support on the sideline.
Report by Colette Collins.