Through Injuries and other commitments Park 13 C Team could only field a 10 man squad which meant a tough battle ahead for the lads and a lot of tired legs at the end of the match. The game throughout was played in a fantastic spirit with the ref having little to do and hardly one bad tackle throughout. The park lads dominated the play even with the one player disadvantage and were rewarded 15 mins in with a fine strike from Lasha to the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Listowel were getting their fair share of chances a levelled before halftime from a well taken corner kick.
Just after halftime the park made a few key switches and with Ray going ointo midfield and Dara the lone striker, the Park took control of the tie 10 mins into the half and on the 45min Dara got the first of his brace of goals an assist from Ray. Ray was battling hard in midfield breaking up play and turning it into counterattack after counterattack and was rewarded on the 52nd minute with a fine strike past the outstretched keeper. With 2 mins on the clock Dara finished the game off with a lob over the keepers head to make it 4-1.
This was marvellous achievement by the team from one to ten who all battled and pressed to the bitter end against the odds. Well done lads 3 points and top of the table!!!
Players of Note: Obina, Mohomad, Ewan, Conor, Luke, Dara
Man of the Match: Ray McGrath– controlled the back line, and also when in midfield, superb defending & tackling in each 1v1 situation, cool as you like under pressure. Great vision to pick out a pass!!
Squad on the Day: Richie Healy, Ewan O Sullivan, Obina Izahi, Luke Casey, Ray McGrath, Mohomad, Lasha, Dara Cunnane, Jamie Williams, Conor Mitchell .