about 3 years ago
After last weeks 5-2 success over Weston in the bull ring, the under 16s boys travelled out to Lucan to face the same team in treachrous conditions with the constant heavy rain showing no signs of letting up.
Clontarf started the stronger and pushed forward from the start and were given their reward when Lochlann Atack deflected a cross through the goalkeepers legs. Minutes after this, captain Kevin Mullins broke forward and his reverse shot was deflected in at the front post by Sean Cassidy. Clontarf continued to push forward but Weston were dangerous on the break and Tarf goalkeeper Claude Mollard was forced into action on several occasions. Before the end of the half, a Tarf short corner resulted in a third when Kevin Mullins slipped the ball left for Diarmuid Goggins to flick into the corner.
Clontarf continued the second half as they started it, creating chances. Another tarf corner was put away by Diarmuid Goggins for his second, a dragflick deflected in off the Weston defender and the crossbar. Kevin Mullins then went on a typical run which resulted in a reverse shot goal. It was then Weston's turn to attack and although the Clontarf defence held strong, it was eventually broken down for Weston's first goal. Clontarf then went back up the pitch and after a well worked move, Sean Cassidy scored off a rebound to get his second. A Timmy Cullen through ball resulted in Ben Phiefer been clean through on goal and he finished well to make it 7. Sean Cassidy and Ben Phiefer had chances to add to their tallies but it was Weston who grabbed a goal at the death after a short corner routine. Clontarf ran out 7-2 winners.
Thanks to Tom for umpiring, to all the parents who gave lifts and to Billy and Elliot, who's guidance helped us to the victory. Clontarf now face Pembroke in the cup next weekend.