Tralee Dynamos 0 Park FC 7
Our U14 A’s had their first league game of the season and were anxious to start with a victory. While the match was an away game the journey was short with the opposition being our close neighbours Tralee Dynamo’s. It was a beautiful morning for soccer and the pitch was in really good condition considering the rain that had fallen recently.
The early exchanges were even with Dynamos working very hard around the middle of the pitch to stop Park from getting any real flow in their game. The first opportunity fell to Colin Doody from a ball from the left from Cianan Cooney. His right footed shot was cleared off the line. Chances were proving hard to come by but when the ball fell to Sean O’ Connor in the 13th minute outside the box, he stuck an accurate effort into the bottom corner leaving the keeper with no chance. Park settled down after that and in the 17th minute a corner delivered by Colin was superbly finished by Messieh Chirwa to make it two up to the Park. Set pieces were proving to be our best attacking platform and in the 31st minute a well worked corner between Colin and Ben Hanafin, from which Ben produced an excellent delivery to the back post which was finished from close in by Cianan to make it 3-0 at half time. The closest that Dynamos had come in the first half was from a couple of free kicks which were dealt with well by our defence.
We made some changes for the second half and early on a couple of those changes Cillian Murphy and David Feely combined well to play the ball through to Colin on the angle of the box who finished coolly into the corner of the net to make it four to the Park. The Park were well on top now and following good work by Messieh in closing down the keeper he played the ball to Sean O’Connell who finished to make it 0-5. It could have been six when Messieh found himself with a goal opportunity of his own in the 19th minute but headed just wide. It was six not much later when a Sean O’Connor cross fell to Cillian who finished expertly. The final score and the icing on the cake was a superb individual effort from Cianan late in the game.
It was a good result but we know there is much to improve as the season progresses. Well done to the lads.
Liam Carmody, Samuel Aladesanusi, Seán O’Connell, Seán Hill, Kieran O’Connor, Conor Kerins, Colin Doody, Josh Connolly, Messiah Chirwa, Seán O’Connor, Cianan Cooney, Ben Hanafin, Luke O’Connell, Killian Murphy, David Feeley and Cian O’Neill.