This was the Park U14’s third friendly in so many weeks in preparation prior to
the league commencing next weekend. This weekend the park lads took on a
strong Camp side on their home turf.
The 1st Half saw the home team get out of the blocks quickly and within 5
minutes they were one nil up. The park lads were slow to get into the game as
they struggled to get to grip with the slow pace of the ball, but as the game
progressed they grew into the game, dominating in all departments and were
solid in defence. On the 20 minute mark they were rewarded for their great
play out of defence with a superb strike from Gearoid on the right.
This was the tonic thelads needed and they switched up a gear and gained in
confidence on the ball.
With goals from David, Tom, Cian, Dylan and Conor saw the Park lads go into
Half time break in a commanding 6 – 1 lead.
The 2nd half and the lads continued as they did in the 1 st half and they passed
the ball from defence up through the midfield and into the forward line with
great confidence, David and Alan added a couple more in the early part of the
half to make it 8-1. Camp hit back with a couple of goals themselves to make it
8-3 with 10 minutes left on the clock. The park hit back to make it 9 and with
the match closed out they seemed to lose concentration with camp finishing the
stronger and scoring a consolation goal from a spot kick in the dying minutes.
The park lads showed that they are improving with every game with a fine
display of passing and movement from defence to attack.
A great confidence booster for the Park lads before the new season.
Squad on the day: Eoghan Murphy, Sean Collins,Evan Lyons, Alan McElligot,
David Fitzmaurice, Dean O Connell, Gearoid Dillane,Tom Crowley,Cian
Holden,Conor Lowe, Ed Moynihan,Owen Moynihan, Sean Griffin, Ciaran Killeen,
Jack Lynch, Dylan O’Sullivan,
Players of Note : Gearoid Dillane, Sean Collins, Alan McElligot, Cian Holden,
Tom Crowley and Conor Lowe
Player of the Match : Eoghan Murphy was outstanding with a solid controlled
display of goal keeping and plenty of bravery
Reminder – Training every Monday 7.30 pm – 8.30pm and Friday 06.30pm –
7.30pm on the all weather pitch. Attendence at training is important for the
continued improvement and success of the squad as a whole.