Suncroft AFC kept the pressure on the Evening Herald Under 19 Division League Leaders Naas United when they travelled to Bawnogues Kilcock on Saturday and came away with all three points following this workmanlike performance, defeating Kilcock Celtic 7-2.
Evening Herald Under 19 Division
Kilcock Celtic: 2
Suncroft: AFC: 7
From the tip off Suncroft pressurised the home side and after three minutes took the lead following some good work in midfield by Ryan Farrell and Dylan Hughes. Hughes squared the ball for the incoming Dylan Connolly who finished off with ease to put the visitors 1-0 up.
However Kilcock were quick to react and levelled the game just two minutes later when Darren O’Connor played a great ball into the path of Shane O’Rourke who fired home from close range past Robert Burke in the visitors goal.
Suncroft got back on top midway through the half and their hard work paid dividends on 27 minutes when left back Dylan Byrne set up Willie Hayes for his first of the game to put the visitors back in the lead.
However yet again Kilcock were not to be outdone and got back on level terms just before the break when Daragh Lynch went on a mazy run down the wing and crossed superbly for Shane O Rourke to fire home his and his side’s second.
The remainder of the half was played out in midfield and the sides went in 2-2 at the break.
The visitors started well again in the second half and they were soon back in front after Dylan Connolly beat Kilcock defender Adam Leonard and keeper Curtis Walsh to put Suncroft 3-2 up after five minutes.
Suncroft seemed to step up a gear soon afterwards and added a further two quick goals, a great strike from outside the box by John Doran and they went 5-2 up when a long ball from fullback Paul Gatten found Dylan Connolly and he made no mistake to put the ball past Curtis Walsh in the home goal for his hat trick.
Suncroft scored their sixth of the game when substitute Gavin Murphy got on the end of a Wille Haye’s corner kick midway through the half and they extended their lead to 7-2 through a great solo effort from Hayes. He picked the ball up deep in midfield and went past the Kilcock defender Ian Mooney before rounding keeper Walsh for his second of the game and Suncroft’s seventh.
Despite late efforts from Conor Dully, Stephen Farrell and Shane O’Rourke, the visitors held out for a convincing win. Best for the Suncroft AFC were Willie Hayes, Paul Gatten, Chris Stynes, John Doran and Dylan Connolly. While Ian Mooney, Darren O’Connor, Daragh Lynch and Stephen Farrell were Kilcock’s best.
Curtis Walsh, Daragh Lynch, Adam Leonard, Leon Glennon, Ian Mooney, Conor Dully, Stephen Farrell, Daragh McArdle, Shane O’Rourke, Darren O’Connor, Mark Malone.
Robert Burke, Gregor Sadlak, Dylan Connolly, Chris Stynes, Paul Gatten, Dylan Hughes, Dylan McDermott, John Dorna, Willie Hayes, Ryan Farrell, Owen Roebottom, Gavin Murphy.