Soccer News - Sunday 21 Nov 2004
Under 14 SFAI Cup
Waterford Crystal 3-1 St Josephs
Joseph’s travelled to Waterford for a repeat of last years SFAI game and came away with the same result. From the start they were under pressure in midfield and the home side created a number of chances. Josephs were continually on the defence and it was not long before the home side took advantage of all the pressure and went into a well-deserved lead.
The home side continued to play all the football and just before half time they went 2-0 up. Despite the fact that the home team were playing all the football Joeys continued to show determination and kept the score at 2-0 till half time.
The second half began with Joeys making some positional changes to try and wrestle back the stranglehold that the home side had in midfield. Conor Byrne moved to the centre of midfield and his strength started to pay off. Josephs then conceded a third and when the game was lost they started to play some of the football that they can. Jeff Sutton then scored a cracker to give them some hope but it was too little too late.
Best for Joeys were Conor Byrne, Ryan Curran and Jeff Sutton
Under 9 Greens
St Josephs 6-1 Burrin Celtic
This was a great game contested very keenly by two very good teams. The first half was very close with both sides defending very well. Joeys Both sides had some great chances but the defences held out until just before half time when Joeys scored through Sean Kirwan. Burrin Celtic bounced back straightaway and levelled just on half time. HT1-1
The second half saw Joey’s young side relax and play some lovely football. Another Sean Kirwan goal plus 2 goals by Eoin fields gave them a comfortable lead and the away side tired. Conall O Se and Adam Murphy scored to give the home side a comfortable win. Best for Joeys were Cian Doyle and Mark Lawlor in an all round excellent team performance.
St Josephs 2-1 Palatine Celtic
St. Josephs advanced to the next round of the Dooley Motors Cup with a fine 2-1 win over 3rd division Palatine Celtic in Tinryland on Sunday last. Two goals from Shane Delaney ensured another good cup victory for the Carlow League debutantes. Others to play well for the home team were Brian Foster and James Moore.