We were made to work hard to claim all three points in their second league outing.
Castleisland took an early lead on twelve minutes with a snap shot from the edge of the area beating our keeper Jack Rogers low to his left hand post.
We were closed down quickly every time they got on the ball and were forced into long range efforts from Adam Ward and Leon Shalemba by a resilient Castleisland defense and went into the break with a deserved lead.
Our management team made some positional changes for the second half and brought in Aaron Ward on the right side these changes and higher tempo from our players saw them dominate the game. The break thru came twenty minutes into the half with Jordan Barry breaking down the left and cutting the ball back to Conor O’Brien and he guided the ball low under the advancing keeper.
We were now totally dominant and wave after wave of attack it was Jordan Barry again gave us the lead scoring at the back post with a bullett of a header in the seventy fifth minute. We shut up shop for the final ten minutes and overall deserved the win,
Best for Park ;Jack Donahue – Jordan Barry – Adam Ward – Aaron Ward – Leon Shalemba
Man of Match Shane Jordan
Denny Youth League
Tralee Dynamos 0 v 3 St. Brendan’s Park FC
We opened our league campaign with a comfortable win in this local derby.
Our captain Aaron Ward opened the scoring with a left foot volley from twenty yards with twenty minutes gone on the clock.We missed at a few excellent chances to add to our lead but were guilty of some poor finishing , at the break we held a slender lead one nil.
We started the second half brightly dominating possession and our pressure finally paid off with Jordan Barry doubling our tally , we trebled our advantage with Adam Ward scoring from a twenty five yard free kick. Our defense were very solid not allowing Dynamos have any attempt on goal in the game led by Shane Jordan and Jack O’Donaghue.
Best on the day ;Aaron Ward,Conor O’Brien,JR Tshikato, Leon Shlemba
Man of Match ; Adam Ward
Conor Hayes – Ben Falvey – Jordan Barry – Shane Jordan – Jack Donaghue – Kevin Brown – Adam Ward – JR Tshikato – Conor O’Brien – Leon Shalemba – Aaron Ward capt.
Andrew Breen – Jamie O’Brien – Daniel Ianko – David Oba – Alfie Christie
Graeme O’Sullivan – Tadgh Healy
What a game – Park dominated the opening twenty minutes and were awarded a penalty when Parks Rafa Jokic was pulled down in the area,Park captain JR Tshikato stepped up and rifled the spot kick into roof of the net.
After taking the lead the Park lost there shape and work rate allowing Dynamos to dominate the game and they took full advantage scoring twice to take a 2 v 1 lead at the break.
Dynamos started as they finished the first half and extended there lead and looked comfortable to take all three points
Park changed there formation going three at the back to try and get back into game,the changes worked as Park started to dominate play creating chances with Mervin Shalemba and Alfie Christie coming close.
With only four minutes remaining in the game plus added time it was Parks captain JR showing sublime skill beating six defenders and slipping his shot thru the advancing keepers legs to kick start Parks amazing comeback.
Dynamos hit Park on the counter with Devon Byrnes pulling off a double save to help keep Parks hopes of getting something from the game alive.Parks Nathan Holden drew the sides level a minute into added time with a thunderous 30yrd volley and within a minute Jordan Barry fired Park in front leaving Dynamos devastated.Special mention to three players making their debut for the seventeens,Greg Scannell,Elliot Lynch and Jacob Rhadescu they all contributed to a great win
Parks players celebrated as if they won a cup ,the celebrations were well deserved for there never say die attitude.
Best 4 Park;Nathan Holden – Devon Byrne – Jordan Barry – Leon Shalemba-John Carmody
Man of Match ; JR Tshikato
Squad;Devon Byrne-Terence Carmody-John Carmody-Leon Shalemba-Greg Scannell-Alfie Christie-Rafa Jokic-Jordan Barry
The Annual General Meeting of St. Brendan’s Park Football Club is to be held at the Club Rooms, Christy Leahy Park on Thursday July 13th 2017 at 7pm. See below links for further information which every member should read through .
Our youth team just came up short on Saturday night against a well organised Fenit Samphires side in the Jimmy Falvey memorial Youth Cup FFinal. In the game that came right down to the final whistel with the result in doubt the Park boys and management can be very proud of their efforts .