On a lovely Saturday afternoon the game got underway with Park mounting an attack they pass the ball around Adam to James who is fouled . Jack takes the free kick but the keeper saves. Castleisland bring the ball down the field and a high ball is put in towards the box leads to the opening goal for Castleisland.
Park carry on mounting attack after attack but their efforts somehow come to nothing but then Adam gets a ball and sends a cross the width of the field to his brother Aaron who is brought down as he runs down the wing,. The resulting free kick sees Aaron take it from about 5 yards outside the box which he hits with tremendous force and it ends up in the back if the net 1-1 . Park now have the bit between their teeth and carry out several more attacks but the Castleisland keeper makes sure the half ends 1-1.
The second half gets underway Castleisland move the ball forward and Jack saves the cross .Park have several attacks on goal but can’t get through the Castleisland defence . David Oba then comes on for Kevin with just 30 mins remaining and Aaron puts a ball through to Adam who slips it through to David who puts it in the back of the net 1-2 park .Conor puts the ball through to David he passes to Adam but his shot goes over the top of the bar.
Adam gets the ball runs down the wing and slots the ball to David he shoots it hits the inside of the post and into the net1-3 Park . Adam makes another run down the wing but the keeper runs out and takes him down red card .Park get the free kick just outside the box but Aaron’s shot just goes over the bar. Park are now cruising but keep pressing forward John puts a ball through to Aaron puts it past the last defender to David who puts it in the net for his hat trick .
Josh takes a throw to Shane who brings the ball up the field and slots it through to David who takes it and shoots past the keeper into the net for his fourth goal to make the final score 1-5 Park.
This was a game that was totally dominated by the Park for most of it and a boost for the team going into their national cup game next week . It was a great performance by the whole team who each played their part well done lads . The quote of the week as he bowed after scoring his fourth goal was “welcome to the David Oba Show” priceless
Team.. Jack Rodgers, Mirlind Xhemaili, Dean Scanlon , Shane Jordan, Jack Donohue John Ward, Conor Higgins, Kevin Browne, Aaron Ward, James O’Connor, Adam Ward, Josh Wadding, David Oba.
Goal scorers , Aaron Ward 1,David Oba 4
M.O.M , David Oba .
Mat report by Jim O’Driscoll .