Watergrasshill United U11s reach Local Cup Quarter Final

Our Watergrasshill United U11s reached the Quarter Final of the Local Cup earlier today by beating Ballincollig 2-1 away in Ballincollig's Regional Park.
A hard fought win against a strong and physical premier division side. Pressuring the Ballincollig defence from the kick off we saw some great passing in midfield from Cillian, Eoghan, Dylan F and Rory (C) in the first half resulting in 2 goals and a few near misses. A well placed free kick in the 6th minute from Rory was blasted in the back of the net by Nicky who, as always, was at the right spot at the right time. In the 17th minute Brendan took the ball from the back up the wing and crossed it in the box. A well placed cross from Nicky made it 2-0. Towards the end of the second half the Ballincollig lads upped the pressure and our backs showed some solid defending helped by some solid keeping from Ronan. An unlucky action in the back caused a penalty for Ballincollig 10 minutes before half time. Ronan kept his eye on the ball and made a fabulous save. 4 minutes before half time, a unfortunate goal kick landed in the feet of a Ballincollig stryker, who didn't hesitate and put the 2-1 in the back of the net. Half time score: Ballincollig U11 (1) - Watergrasshill United U11 (2)

Our backs Daniel, Cillian, Ryan and Brendan, had to up their game to keep the Ballincollig lads at bay in the second half. Ballincollig caused us a lot of problems and our back four more than held their own but at times were forced into scrambled last ditch tackles. As they were looking for the equaliser we created some chances from the breaks through Eoghan, Rory, Dylan and Darragh, but we were unable to extend our lead. We kept our composure in the last 10 nail biting minutes and didn't give away anymore chances. A tight, but well deserved win. Final Score Ballincollig (1) v (2) Watergrasshill United U11 Well done lads in reaching the last 8 of the Under 11 Local Cup.

Today's Squad: Ronan, Daniel, Brendan,Cillian, Ryan, Rory, Eoghan, Dylan F, Nicky, Darragh

Today's goal Scorers: Nicky (2)

Training continues next Tuesday at Skehanagh from 7-8. €2 contribution.

Next match will be next Sunday April 19th at home against Carrigtwohill. More details closer to the date.
Next cup match will be against Division 1 winners Leeds. More details closer to the date.



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