Soccer News - Saturday 6 Nov 2004
Carlow League Division 4
St Josephs 4-6 Derry Rovers
After the recent high of the Cup win over Premier outfit Wolfhill, St. Joseph’s came back down to earth when they lost out to league rivals Derry Rovers in a high scoring and entertaining game in Tinryland on Sunday last. St. Joseph’s got off to a good start early in the match through a Colm Doran goal but conceded three further goals in the following 20 minutes. Doran scored his second before the break but the away team quickly replied to lead 4-2 at the interval. In the second period, Joseph’s conceded a soft goal from a corner before Doran completed his hat trick. After the concession of another soft goal from a corner, Colm Doran converted a penalty but the away team held on for a deserved 3 points.
Best for St. Joseph’s were left winger Colm “Duffer” Doran who was outstanding throughout, Ian Scully, Mark Dempsey and midfielder Shane Delaney.
St Josephs 1-2 Parkville Utd
Parkville travelled to St Josephs and gave St Josephs its first defeat of the season. Strong away pressure in the first half saw some great work from the Saints to keep Parkville contained. Lee Buggle in excellent form in the home goal was very unlucky to see the away side go 1-0 up. HT 0-1.
The second half saw Joeys take the game more to Parkville but in doing so left some gaps at the back and Parkville took full advantage to go 2-0 up. Joeys then piled on the pressure but could not breach the well-organised Parkville defence. In the last minute Joeys scored when Darren Murphy sent a good free kick to the net. This was a very even and entertaining game. Best for Joeys in a good team effort were Darren Murphy, Jeff Sutton, Declan Ryan and Stephen Chubb
Under 9 Greens
St Josephs 3-7 Parkville Utd
This was a game that showed the lengths some people place on winning. Joeys agreed to play a friendly against Parkville who only had 4 players available. Joeys agreed to the away side playing the reserves from their first team so that all the kids could get a match. In an initially balanced game there was only a goal between the sides when the away side then put their subs on who were the starting players on their first team. Despite Joeys younger players putting in a game display they could not be expected to play against the away side’s first team. Adam Murphy 1 and Eoin Fields 2 scored three great goals and there were great displays from Cathal Costello, Pierce Hosey and Emma Delaney