U13 Match Report Saturday October 5th 2013

U13 Match Report Saturday October 5th 2013

1st Round National Cup Watergrasshill United v Riverstown FC

Coming into this fixture, the neutrals would say that WGH would have little chance against a strong Riverside currently performing very competently in their first season in the Premier Division.

As it turned out it was Watergrasshill who had most of the chances in the game and we really very unlucky not to win the game. The home side started brightly and were a goal up through Sean Desmond after 5 minutes on the back of an excellent corner kick by James O Leary. Riverstown responded quickly with a breakaway goal that had more than a hint of offside about it. Again  for the remainder of the first half, even though Watergrasshill were playing all the football and had the visitors on the run, several excellent chances  in front of goal were not converted.

Aidan Barton and Seamus Ahern combined very well playing in free roles in front of midfield and Watergrasshill kept fighting for the ball and working hard all over the pitch to keep the pressure on Riverstown. At once stage Watergrasshill were 1: 3 down and the game  could have got away from them  but an excellent solo goal from James O Leary from the left wing  kept us in it and a super goal from Sean Desmond on the edge of the box  brought us back to level at 3 ; 3 by full time.

Dean Browne and Harry Buscievich came on in attacking positions in that second half and Dean was unlucky to have a goal disallowed. In extra time WGH conceded shortly after the restart to go 3:4 behind but then responded almost  immediately with another superb goal by Sean Desmond ( Hat trick ) on the back of a powerful run down the right wing. By the interval in extra time the game was delicately poised  and unfortunately WGH finally went down to a late goal in the last five minutes after an amazing effort and a very  entertaining game.

Result ( after extra time ) : Watergrasshill Utd (4) : Rverstown FC (5)

All our lads were applauded for their positive attitude, high work rate, excellent passing moves and attacking mindset on the day. They should be proud of their efforts against a premier division side  and clearly  this team has lots and lots of potential for the future .

Man of the match for an energetic and creative display at central midfield goes to Tim Hegarty. Well done Tim, Keep it going.

Squad : Colm Curtin, Eoin Griffin, Ceadan Hogan (C), Cathal Feehan, Ethan Nixon
Sean Desmond, Tim Hegarty, Shane O Reilly, James O Leary
Aidan Barton, Seamus Ahern Gary Doyle Harry Buscievich Dean Browne

Coaches : Dave Hogan, Mick McCourt

Below the U13 2013/2014 Squad photo taken prior to the match.


Names: Back: Mick McCourt(coach) Harry Buscievich, Cathal Feehin, Sean Desmond, Ceadan Hogan, Tim Hegarty, Ethan Nixon, Gary Doyle, Dave Hogan (manager)

Front: Aidan Barton, James O'Leary, Shane O'Leary, Colm Curtin, Seamus Ahern, Eoin Griffin, Dean Browne

Missing: Rob McKenna, Colin O'Toole, Dylan Long, Jack Doyle

Filed under: report, u13