Kynog Utd White 1
Caragh Celtic 4
The Caragh boys kicked off 2014 with a fantastic performance in horrendous conditions in Kynog on Saturday morning. With the cold, relentless rain and ankle deep mud – these conditions will live long in the memory of the boys who played yesterday (not to mention the supporting grown ups on the sidelines).
Caragh opened the scoring early in the 1st quarter when Aaron got the better of the Kynog full back and finished coolly. Caragh totally dominated this first quarter. Conor in goals never got a touch of the ball, with Niall, Josh and Adam Carberry easily cutting out any attacks from Kynog. The Caragh boys really adapted well to the awful conditions and were passing the ball really well instead of running with it.
Aaron was a constant threat, with Kynog unable to handle his trickery, he got Caragh’s 2nd of the day from the penalty spot after he was upended in the Kynog box as the quarter drew to a close.
The 2nd quarter openened with Kynog pressing forward looking to get themselves back into this game. From a corner they played a clever ball back to the edge of the Caragh box where one of their defenders had arrived with a late run. The Kynog played finished with a fantastic shot that gave Conor no chance in the Caragh goals. This was as good as it got though for Kynog as Caragh responded really well to this fightback.
Jack Arnold charged forward from midfield and unleashed a pile driver from the edge of the area that the Kynog keeper somehow managed to push on to the post. The rebound fell to Ross who chipped the ball back across the Kynog goal where a desperate attempt to clear by the Kynog defence resulted in the ball being turned into their own goal to make it 3-1 to Caragh at half time.
As the conditions had worsened so much the referee decided to only play 3 quarters. The 3rd quarter saw the Caragh boys really dominate. Adam Fleming and Conor combined with a couple of good short corner routines that created chances that weren’t converted. Niall was the lone defender, but easily managed to cut out any threats from Kynog.
Caragh were creating chance after chance but were really struggling to get the right finishing touch in the heavy conditions. But just as the game was drawing to a close the 4th goal came – Jack O’Neill worked his way into the Kynog area with the ball and brushed passed a couple of tackles before shooting low and hard to the back of the net.
All around a great performance from the Caragh boys, who passed the ball around really well in the toughest of conditions.
Caragh: Conor Cassidy, Aaron Conway, Jack Arnold, Jack O’Neill, Josh Finan, Niall Kramer, Adam Fleming, Adam Carberry, Ross Ward