Mar 19th – Under 11 Match Report

Watergrasshill v Avondale Monday March 19th 2012

The U11’s squad captained by Daire O Leary continued on their winning ways with an exciting and spirited victory over a very good Avondale side.

With the benefit of a strong breeze, Watergrasshill’s attacking play paid dividends midway through the first half when a great through ball from Gerry Hurley was collected and finished with style by Sean Desmond to go 1 nil up. Our defence were very solid and consistent at cutting out the threat of counter attacks and our persistency was rewarded with a fine strike from Daire O Leary just before half time to go 2 ;0 up going in at the break.

Avondale had the wind behind them for the second half and immediately attacked in numbers. We conceded a goal shortly after the start but we responded instantly from the kick off through a brilliant strike by James O Leary . The game was still up for grabs at 3 :1 and Avondale again scored with a high ball from distance leaving things delicately poised at 3;2 midway through the second half. There were more goals to come in this entertaining match and James O Leary showed extraordinary pace, skill and vision to score a fantastic solo goal on the run from the half way line  . Sean Desmond added a second goal for him on the day with a powerful shot from the right wing for WGH to go 5:2 up. In fairness to Avondale they kept coming at us and the game finally finished 5;3 for the home side and another really good team performance . 

Man of Match – James O Leary for an all round superb effort capped off by two very stylish goals.

Squad : Colm Curtin, Rob McKenna, Ceadan Hogan, Gerry Hurley, Ethan Nixon, Shane O’Reilly, Sean Graham, Sean Desmond, Daire O Leary, Eoin Griffin, Harry Buskievich, Tim Hegarty, James O Leary.

Coaches : Pat Griffin, David Hogan

Sincere thanks to Paul Sharkey for another assured performance as Referee !.


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