This Under 12 Premier Divison game ended in a draw in Fortfield Park after a fascinating game, writes Pat McNally.
Under 12 Premier Division
Moone Celtic: 1
Newbridge Town: 1
Last weekend Moone had made the short journey to Newbridge and upset the Newbridge team with a 2-1 win and just to prove that this was no “fluky” victory they kept Newbridge Town to one goal only and in the process shared the spoils in this entertaining game.
Moone were first to show as Tom Sheedy played a measured ball over the top for Jack Fleming to lash onto and he looked as if he would put Moone in front bur Town keeper Tadgh Hoey advanced and saved bravely at the feet of Fleming.
Within minutes Jack Casey of Newbridge Town beat the offside trap and raced through on goal. This time it was the Moone keeper Oisin Halpin who showed his worth with a fine save.
The ball was cleared down the other end and danger man Jack Fleming showed his worth as he rounded the keeper and slotted home to give Moone the lead.
After twenty minutes Jack Casey had a shot that scraped the bar with Hoey beaten.
Newbridge attacked the other end and Hugh O’Mahoney was taken down in the box by keeper Halpin. Halpin however made amends as he saved the spot kick taken by O’Mahoney
Cian Butler was unfortunate not to equalise for Town as he beat Cormac Burke only to see his weak shot well saved by Oisin Halpin.
Down the other end and Drew Moore hit a rasping shot against the crossbar.
The second half saw Newbridge push Moone back on defence. However with Nick Jackman and David Lawlor repelling all attacks it looked as if Moone were going to do the double over Newbridge.
Just when it looked as if Moone had weathered the storm in came Jack Keogh to score for the Town after great work by Cian Mc Hugh.
With time running out both teams had chances to score the winner but it would have been unfair had either side lost and so the spoils were shared.
For Moone Nick Jackman and David Lawlor had impressive games while Jack Fleming up front was a constant threat to Newbridge and for Town Daniel Coughlan, Cian McHugh and Hugh O’Mahoney were the stars on the day.
Oisin Halpin, Drew Moore, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Nick Jackman, David Lawlor, Adam Griffen, Cormac Burke, Tom Sheedey, Conor Mullen, Jack Fleming, Felix Lawler Subs: Aaron Kennedy, Ross O’Brien, Fionn Bergin
Tadgh Hoey, Sean Kerrigan, David Higgins, Liam O’Donnell, Ben Scanlan, Thomas Hamilton, David Coughlan, Hugh O’Mahoney, Jack Casey, Cian Mc Hugh, Cian Butler Subs: Oisin Priestly, Jack Keogh, Ryan Dowling.