U14 Division 1- Springfield 3 Corkbeg 5
A visit by to our neighbours in Cobh on Sunday morning, led to a very entertaining game on the excellent ”Stephen Ireland All Weather Pitch”.
With a strong wind at their backs for the first half, Corkbeg maximised on their advantage. A superbly well struck ball by the captain and man of the match, Cillian “Scanners “ Scanlon, curled from well outside the box, into the back of the net and set the scene early on.
That early goal was followed up by a scramble in the box, with several attempts on goal by The Beg, which was finally slotted away by Josh McCarthy for number two.
A clever corner from Jack Mulcahy found it’s way to Scanners who buried it to put Corkbeg three goals clear. And, the set piece king, Jack Mulcahy, scored direct from his own corner kick to make it 4-0 at half time.
A renewed Springfield came back on the pitch for the second half and with the wind on their backs, turned up the pressure. Our defence and goal keeper were excellent, but a tricky corner from the home side, led to a scramble and Springfield scored.
We battled on and Jackson Kearns played a nice through ball to Josh, who controlled it perfectly and struck it far outside the box, against the wind, to beat the keeper into the top of the net. 5-1.
Pressure was further increased by Springfield, playing nice passing football, and our midfield and defense battling for every ball. Springfield managed to pull back another two goals from close range to leave a full time score of 5-3.
Corkbeg: Cormac Crowley, Oscar Murphy, Ewan Forbes, Max Daly, Tom Walsh, Josh McCarthy, Cillian Scanlon, Jack Mulcahy, Aesa Murphy, Jackson Kearns, Sam McAllister, Cillian Burke, Hugh O Lionsigh.
U-14Div5 – Bweeng Celtic 2 Corkbeg ‘A’ 4
Corkbeg’s U14 Div 5 team recorded their third win on the bounce against a strong Bweeng team in Mallow last Sunday afternoon.
Conditions were extreme to say the least, and it was difficult to play any bit of football.
Corkbeg battled hard and showed great determination in getting the job done. The home side aided by a strong wind started the better side and had the greater chances in the opening 15 mins. But somewhat against the run of play the ever impressive Jack Cahill scored the opener for Corkbeg.
The goal seemed to ignite the away side and they quickly added 2 more goals, through a Matthew Warne screamer and another for Cahill. Just before half time, the home team managed to score, to make it 3-1 to Corkbeg at half time.
The home side started the second half brightly again and scored within a few minutes of the start to make it 3-2. Corkbeg had to dig deep at this stage as they came under pressure from the home team.
But with 8 minutes to go, a speculative effort from Will O Mahony from 45 yards crept past the Bweeng goalkeeper and into the back of the net. The score finished 4-2 to Corkbeg, who were thrilled to get through a difficult game with the 3 points.
Special mention to Eoghan Walsh, Darragh Meaney and Matt Warne who battled hard all day.
The Corkbeg Girls U-8 team that played their first ever match last Sunday week at Carrigtwohills All Weather pitch, against Ringmahon Rangers. Well done, girls, ye were brilliant!