19 Aug 2022

Kildare Town hit Arlington for six

Kildare Town continued their brilliant start to the season with an emphatic win over close neighbours Arlington in Rathbride Road on Saturday in the U14 Premier Division.

Kildare Town continued their brilliant start to the season with an emphatic win over close neighbours Arlington in Rathbride Road on Saturday in the U14 Premier Division.

This win confirms Kildare Town at the top of the division while the defeat puts Arlington at the opposite end of the table.

Arlington started well and had an equal share of possession as midfielders Steven Mc Carthy and Lee Moore were giving as good as they got in the middle of the park.

Owen Fitzpatrick and Rory Doyle looked sharp up front with whatever possession they got but they found David Sutton in the Kildare goal to be in top form.

Owen Moran and Didier Cordonnier showed glimpses of their form as they reacted much quicker to chances that the Arlington defence.

Kildare began to take a hold of midfield with Cian Gobbett and Jake Dardis to the forefront.

After 21 minutes Kildare Town were awarded a free kick from 25 yards out and up stepped Cian Gobbett to hit as sweet a shot as would be seen in the Premier Division to leave Arlington keeper Ryan Dooley nestled to the spot with the ball wrestling high in the net for the opening score.

Kildare went further in front two minites later when Owen Moran raced down the wing and his inch perfect cross was met on the volley by Didier Corbonnier to balst home for the second.

Arlingtons heart was broken and it was evident from their play that they were sitting at the wrong end of the table.

Further heartbreak befell Arlington when Arlington had a great chance when Steven Mc Carthy brought the best out of David Sutton who made a magnificient save from the Arlington forward.

Kildare broke quickly from the save and Octo Rosca scampered down the wing and his cross was met by Cordonnier who scored to leave the scoreline 3-0.

Such things happen to teams languishing at the wrong end of the table, within 30 seconds the game could have gone from 2-1 to 3-0.

The second half saw Kildare add to their tally and run out convincing winners.

Players to play well for Arlington were keeper Ryan Dooley, Lorcan O’Sullivan, Steven Mc Carthy and Eoin Fitzpatrick while for Kildare Town Cian Gobbett, Stephen Keogh and Didier Cordonnier impressed for a very strong Kildare Town team

Kildare Town:

David Sutton, Carlos Clarke, Dominick Szczerbiski, Cathal Hagney, Stephen Keogh, Jake Dardis, Octo Rosca, Cian Gobbett, Owen Moran, Pauric Tuohy, Didier Cordonnier Subs: Zak Pitt, Chris O Mahoney, Matthew Barker, George Foran

Arlington AFC:

Ryan Dooley, Joe Fitzpatrick, Kealan Mc Cormack, Lee Mc Closkey, Lorcan O Sullivan, Lee Moore, Steven Mc Carthy, Graham Byrne, Eown Fitzpatrick, Rory Doyle, Glen Singleton. Subs: Alan Fitzpatrick

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