The weather once again took its toll on fixtures in Kildare with very few games being played. One game that did go ahead was the Under 12 premier Division game played on the all weather pitch in Newbridge on Saturday morning last, writes Pat McNally.
KDUL Under 12 Premier Division
Newbridge Town: 6
Athy Town: 0
Newbridge Town continued their relentless pursuit of League Leaders Edenderry Town with this emphatic win over Athy Town.
Newbridge Town started as they meant business with the team going on the attack right from the word off.
Newbridge took the laed after only two minutes when right full Sean Kerrigan made a good run up the wing and his cross found Jack Casey who scored with a great shot that left Athy keeper Jordon Hickey stranded in the Athy goal.
Newbridge made sure of the game after only six minutes when Daniel Coughlan had a shot from distance which went in over the head.At this stage it looked at times as if it was only the performance of Keeper Jordan Hickey and defender Tyrone Delaney who were both magnificent - in an overworked Athy defence - that was keeping Newbridge Town at bay.
Jack Casey was one again the tormentor of Athy as he added the third for Newbridge town after 15 minutes following good work by Hugh O’Mahoney down the right side.
Athy Town had sporadic attacks and in one such instance Kennet Okafor was unlucky when his shot was well saved by Newbridge goalkeeper Jamie Lyons.
The second half saw Newbridge once again in control with further goals Jack Casey, Jack Keogh and Cain Mc Hugh left Newbridge in complete control.
Athy in their defence have found it tough this year in the Premier Division however with good performances form Darren Foley and a man of the match performance by central defender Tyrone Delaney supplemented by good shows by Dylan Brennan and Nicky Leonard it will not be long before they are winning games in this division.
Newbridge on the other hand will have more difficult games in the coming weeks as the face into their SFAI Cup game against Ferrybank of Waterford and also their counterparts in the league namely Naas AFC and Edenderry Town and as a result of results at the weekend leaves the league table on a knife-edge
Players to shine for Newbridge on the day were Sean Kerrigan, Jack Casey, Hugh O Mahoney and Jack Keogh.
Jamie Lyons, Sean Kerrigan, Oisin Priestly, Liam O’Donnell,Ben Scanlon, Hugh O’Mahoney, Daniel Coughlan, Jack casey, Jack Keogh, Cian McHugh, Ryan Dowling.
Jordan Hickey, Darren Foley, David Murphy, Tyrone Delaney, Padraig Hughes, Nicky Leonard, Dylan Brennan, Kian Brennan, Ja Kelly, Lee Day, Cian Byrne. Subs: Harrison Okeke, Kennet Okafor, Joshua Folevens.