U-12Div 4 – Mallow United ‘A’ 3 Corkbeg 4
Final game of the delayed 2020-2021 season
An excellent performance by the Corkbeg U12 team for their last match of the season away to Mallow United A. The match was changed to the all weather grounds at St. Gobnaits on a sunny Saturday morning.
The change of venue didn’t upset Corkbegs performance, as they had a very strong start in the first half. The first goal came early in the first half with a fast through ball from Shay Rooney , that saw Conor Padden put away the first goal for the Corkbeg side. A second goal followed shortly after Conor put Shay Forde through on goal , which he finished effortlessly.
Mallow United came back with a goal shortly afterwards leaving the score line at half time 2-1 in Corkbegs favour.
Into the second half and Mallow United put up a great fight to get back in the game. Luckily for Corkbeg, Shay Forde secured a second goal, regaining our two goal lead at 3-1.
Unfortunately, this lead didn’t last with Mallow breaking through our strong defence and getting a second goal. It was all to play for in the last fifteen minutes.
Each side had chances and it was very fast paced football. Real end to end stuff. But we nosed further ahead again, when a quick pass from Conor gave Hugh O’ Lionsigh his chance and he took it scoring the 4th and final goal for the Beg.
That looked to be the insurance score, but Mallow came back with a 3rd goal with a minute to go and suddenly, it looked like a grandstand ending.
Everyone was on tenderhooks, but Corkbeg held on to their lead and the game ended 4-3.
A cracker of a game, but a well deserved win by the lads who gave everything they had to the game. After a fantastic title challenge in their first season in competitive football, this result in their final game gave the lads a second place finish in the table and promotion to the 3rd division next season.
Well done to Enda, all his backroom team and squad for their brilliant title challenge this season and a brilliant end result in securing promotion to a higher division for next season. Despite being U-12s on Saturday, they now become U-13s overnight and look forward to the new U-13 season, which begins in a few weeks. Great game lads, ye did the club proud.