U14's in cruise control in Twinbrook clash

17 June 2011
The St Agnes's / Eire Og U 14's enjoyed a fairly straight forward victory over a weak Lagmore Gaels side on Tuesday night, running out 0-1 to 6-10 winners in the end.
The game was pretty one sided from the start as early scores from Conal O'Neill, Manus, Caomhain and Conal Turley moved us into a strong lead.
The Lagmore team were very small and indeed many of them had played against our U12's the previous Friday, another game which we won fairly comfortably.
But they will have better days than this and they will deserve them their team conducted themselves well and kept going beyond the point where they could realistically expect to get anything from the game.
Scores were not at a premium throughout the first half when even the defenders got into the act with John Mulgrew pointing from RHB and Ruari and Stephen both moving forward to good effect.
Early in the second half we replaced some of our stronger players on the night to see if we could give a defence which saw very little action in the first half a little more work, but the replacements - all from the U12 team - Luke, Gavin, Philip and Oisin all came in and did well, Oisin scoring a nice point towards the end. It was also good to see Darragh a recent step up from the U12's taking a good goal in the second half. Jordan also got more match time and continued to improve.
Connor at full forward had a number of shots saved and one which clearly crossed the line for a goal was given as a save - these things happen.
Midfiled continues to grow in strength for us and Conal Turley and Caomhain kept a strong hold on pocession. Indeed the area from the half back line to the half forward line dominated the game for us with Kevin, Ruari and John doing well in the half backs while Conal O'Neil, Domnic and Manus played well in the half forward line.
Matt Hamil on a rare outing in the full back line as opposed to the full forward line was untroubled while Conor and Stephen seemed to spend more time up around the half forward line than defending.
One great save from Ben diving to turn the ball onto the post made sure we did not let in any goals and now the show rolls onto next Tuesday night and our refixed game with St. Pauls.