Corkbeg FC

Comprehensive Away Win For Corkbeg

Colin Horgan got Corkbegs first goal

Colin Horgan got Corkbegs first goal

Corkbeg had a resounding 4-0 win over local rivals Carrigtwohill B at Ballyadam on Thursday evening. The win means that Corkbeg keep up the pressure on top two, City Wanderers & Glenthorn Celtic in AULDiv2A.

Despite the result, Corkbeg certainly did not have it all their own way on the night. Carrigtwohill were highly competitive in the opening half and played some smashing football. At the centre of it all was Dave Barry, who was brilliant and was instrumental in every attacking move that Carrig had. Corkbeg were never allowed to settle on the ball and a lot of passes weren’t finding their targets. Crucially though, Carrigtwohill could not create any clearcut chances, with most of their efforts being from long range and Colin Horgan & Dean Keegan were in top form at the heart of the Corkbeg defence. The Beg grabbed the all important opener after 25 minutes, when Jordan Ryans inswinging corner found the head of Colin Horgan, who headed high into the net from 10 yards. Chances were few and far between for the remainder of the half, as Corkbeg gradually grew into the game and coming up to half time, more & more of the game was being played in Carrigtwohills half.

Corkbeg started the second half much better and were quick to create a chance. Colin Horgans long pass found his brother Alan in space, but his ball across the goalmouth was narrowly missed by both Jordan Ryan & Dylan O Neill. But, soon it was 2-0. Fred Wenhams free kick was only partially cleared and Jordan Ryans snap-shot from the edge of the area found the bottom corner to double Corkbegs lead. Five minutes later and Corkbeg were in again. Good work from Ian Casey & Fred Wenham led to Alan Horgan finding space in the penalty area and he drove a rising shot to the Carrigtwohill net from 12 yards to make it 3-0. With 25 minutes remaining, three became four. Once again, Fred Wenham was involved, as his speculative long-range strike came back off the crossbar and Jordan Ryan mopped up the rebound for his second goal and Corkbegs fourth. The game petered out as a contest after this, as both sides made a raft of substitutions & even though Carrig tried for a consolation goal, all they could manage was a few half chances….though Dean Keegan did make one great block from a Dave Barry strike. All in all, a good nights work.

Team: P. O Reilly, F. Wenham, T. Smyth, D. Keegan, C. Horgan, I. Casey, A. Cotter, A. Horgan, D. Casey, D. O Neill, J. Ryan. Subs: S. O Halloran for Cotter(60mins), M. Aszyjczyk & C. Fletcher for I. Casey & D. Casey(70mins).