Soccer News - Thursday 23 Sep 2004
Under 13 League
St Josephs 4-2 Vale Wanderers
Joeys got their season off to a very good start with a fine home win against Vale Wanderers. In an all round good team display Joeys were always the stronger side. Joeys went ahead when Gary Finnerty was on hand to score Joeys first goal of the new season. An own goal from a Dean Farrell cross gave Joeys a 2-0 lead. Joeys continued to dominate but let vale back in and then they had to work hard to get all three points. Darren Murphy scored a good third and when Jeff Sutton lobbed the keeper to get Joeys fourth the points were in the bag. Joeys then conceded a second but with every working as a team the outcome was never in doubt. Best for Joeys were Niall Farrell, Dean Farrell and Jeff Sutton.
Under 11 League
St Josephs 0 –14 St Pats Boys
Joeys under 11 team tried hard but against a very strong Pats team were always up against it. This young team will improve as the season goes on and with players like Aaron Doyle, Shane Kelly and Sean Delaney it wont be long until they get their first points.
St. Joseph’s suffered their 2nd defeat in the Carlow Senior League Division 4 going down 7-4 to Ardattin in Tinryland on Sunday last after a very exciting match of two halves. This was the first ever home game for the newly formed side. The home team performed extremely poorly in the first 45 minutes as the Ardattin strikers were much sharper than the Tinryland defence. Trailing 3-0 at the break, and having conceded another shortly after the restart, St. Joseph’s went on to score 3 without reply through Padraig Delaney, Richard Whyte and David O’Neill. Although Ardattin got a 5th, Tinryland kept up the pressure with some fine football to stay in the game and pulled the score back to 4-5 with another Richard Whyte goal. Ardattin then took a 2 goal lead after a converted penalty and went on to win the match 7-4. The second half display was very encouraging from the home side who were up against one of the best teams in this division.
Best for Josephs were Richard Whyte, Brian Foster and second half substitute Evan Doyle.