Newbridge Town advanced to the next round of the Under 16 Barry Cup where they will travel to take on Dalkey United. They will be cursing themselves as having two players sent off they will have to do without these players in the next round, writes Pat McNally.
Under 16 Barry Cup
Newbridge Town: 5
Sallins Celtic: 2
Craig O’Rourke was the first to cause any concern when after 18 minutes he raced down the wing and played a perfect pass through to Ross Kelly but his hurried shot went high and over.
This was to set the standard for the first half as Newbridge began to take control but their shooting was wasteful.
Newbridge had another chance two minutes later but Craig Henderson hit the post.
Newbridge eventually took the lead as Craig O’Rourke had a speculative shot from thirty yards out which deceived the Sallins ‘keeper Robert Murphy and nestled in the net to give Newbridge the lead.
Newbridge should have added to the only goal but Sallins battled away to keep in contact.
Ten minutes into the second half disaster struck for Newbridge when Dean Walsh the Town keeper was shown a red card having handled the ball outside the box leaving the Referee TJ Carroll with no option other than to produce the dreaded red card.
Aidan Comerford placed the ball and his sweetly hit shot flew past the replacement Newbridge Town keeper Tadgh McQuillan. .
Sallins were now a different team and went in front when Aaron Moriarity scored Sallins second goal with a well struck shot.
Newbridge were not to be outdone when Adrian Rusan scored his first to bring the teams level and push the game into extra time.
Newbridge had another players sent off in injury time.
This however did not take away from the fighting spirit of Newbridge as they scored with goals by Arian Rusan – scoring a further two goals to give him his hat trick and Collins Ocuchuku finished off his fine game with a goal to leave Newbridge convincing winners.
Players to play well for Newbridge were Cormac Magee, Collins Ocuchuku, Craig Henderson while for Sallins Aaron Moriarity Aby King and Aiden Comerford tried hardest.
Dean Walsh, Tadgh Mc Quillan, Dylan Kieran, Collins Ocuchuku, Josh Kelly, Craig O Rourke, Brian Lennon, Chris Philips, Craig Henderson, Glen Farragher, Ross Kelly. Subs: Rory O’Donnell, Jordan Whitely Byrne, Aidrian Rusan, Cormac Magee, Dylan Brennan.
Robert Murphy, Cathal Duffy, Kevin Smith, Ciaran Woods, Cian Mullally, Barry O’Brien, Conor Woulfe, Aby King, Aaron Moriarity, Aidan Comerford, Daniel Readman. Substitutes: Gavin Slaughter, Conor Nugent, Andrew Ellard