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Soccer News - Thursday 17 Feb 2005

Under 11 Soccer.
Parkville Utd 1- 7 St Joseph’s.
The visiting side started this game with a great burst of energy. They put the home side under severe pressure from the start and were rewarded with their first goal from Aaron Doyle. St. Joseph’s continued to play very well and within a matter of minutes Eoin Maddock scored another two goals. Parkville didn’t give up and just before half time, scored an excellent goal. HT 1-3

St. Josephs re-started the second half as strong as the first. Jonathan Brennan scored two lovely goals in quick succession and Barry Kennedy tapped in another one. The scoring was concluded in the 31st minute when Johnny Brennan completed his hat-trick.
Even though St. Josephs were the stronger team on the day, credit must be given to Parkville for their efforts throughout the game.
Best for St. Josephs were Barry Kennedy in goal, Johnny Brennan, Eoin Maddock and Martin Deane up front and Shane Kelly in defence.


Under 12 League.
St Joseph’s 2-4 GRS United.
St Joseph’s under 12s continue to make it hard for themselves but are also displaying some great determination and a lot of skill in their matches. Joeys did not get into this game until the second half but by then they had allowed the away side to get a 3-0 start. When they did start they really played well and goals from Sean Conlon and Eoin Maddock got them back into it but it was not enough after the first half. Best for Joeys were Michael Foley, Colm Curran and Ruairi Keenan.


Under 14 League.
St Joseph’s 2-2 Derry Rovers.
This was a very competitive game with both teams letting each other know in the early minutes that if they were going to get anything out of the game they would really have to earn it. With fair and hard tackling by both teams any ball won was deserved. Derry went ahead when they were awarded a penalty about 15 minutes into the game. Back came Joeys and after a goalmouth scramble, Patrick Kelly was on hand to hit the ball low into the net for the equaliser. HT1-1
The second half was as tough and when Joeys went ahead ten minutes into it the home side thought they were on their way. Jeff Sutton chased a long ball through and with the keeper advancing steered a lob over him. However back Derry came and when they were awarded a free kick they managed to get a player loose to guide a good header past Lee Buggle. Joeys then went looking for the winner and nearly lost everything. As Joeys pushed forward in the last minute Derry broke and with no defender in sight Lee Buggle made a great save to deny Derry the winner. Best for Joeys were Lee Buggle, Jeff Sutton and Jeff Archibald. Ryan Curran making his reappearance after a long injury also played well.


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