Weekend Round Up – 26th/27th March

March 26th/27th:

 

U14 CSL Div1- Corkbeg 3 Carrigtwohill 3
 
 
If you ever wanted a game filled with controversy, tension, drama and enormous amounts of skill, then this was it. This game felt like a win for Corkbeg, in a game that ebbed and flowed and was filled with drama from the kick off.
 
 
 
A mere 30 seconds had passed when Josh McCarthy put a sublime pass through to new striker Cian Moore, who finished coolly to tap in to give the home side the lead as the supporters were still making their way into the ground.
 
 
For much of the first half Corkbeg had Carrigtwohill pushed back into their own half.
In Carrigtwohills first attack, they earned a penalty which came back off the post. Then the defining moment of the half, came after 20 minutes, when Tristan Ward received his marching orders for a second bookable offence. This was to begin a cycle of events that characterised the drama that would occur for the remainder of the match as the volume of the partizan home support increased.
 
 
A few minutes passed, when a penalty was awarded to the visitors, who struck for an equaliser. The excitement intensified as the home side had to regroup quickly. The boys went to the sanctuary of the dug out for a half time chat with the score level at 1-1.
 
 
In the second half, Corkbeg started brightly with Cillian Scanlon and Jack Mulcahy bringing the ball forward at every opportunity and then a hammer blow came. Carrigtwohill were awarded a free and they scored from distance into the top corner. Two minutes later, it looked to be curtains as Sam McAllister was picking the ball from the net once again as Carrig took a 3-1 lead.
 
 
 
Tom Walsh and Cormac Crowley were now introduced to add some energy to proceedings. Corkbeg continued to probe and ask questions and a free was awarded. Cian Moore tucked it away and this was the adrenaline rush that was needed as the 10 men of Corkbeg increased the tempo and threw everything at Carrigtwohill.
 
 
The back four of Jackson Kearns, Ewen Forbes, Max Daly and Adam Lewis were now dominant as Corkbeg created chance after chance.
An exquisite move from Cillian Scanlon and Cian Moore saw Cormac Crowley get on the end to head over. Super header!
 
 
Aesa Murphy and Josh McCarthy came into the game more as Corkbeg kept probing and deep into added time, Max Daly got on the end of a Josh McCarthy cross to level the match to wild celebrations as Corkbeg got the least they deserved .
 
 
A phenomenal effort left the scoreline 3-3 at the end and well done to both sides for a tremendous mornings entertainment.
 
 
MOTM – all of them were exceptional today, but Cian Moore with 2 goals is our Man Of The Match.
 
 
Corkbeg team.
Sam McAllister, Jackson Kearns, Ewan Forbes, Max Daly, Adam Lewis, Jack Mulcahy, Cillian Scanlon, Aesa Murphy, Tristan Ward, Josh McCarthy, Cian Moore, Cormac Crowley and Tom Walsh.
 
 
Weekend Round Up:
Corkbeg U-12s (above) were beaten 2-1 by Castleview in Whitegate on Sunday morning. Jack Kelleher got the Corkbeg goal, while Donnacha Walsh was man of the match.
 
Corkbeg U-12’A’ v Macroom
 
Corkbeg U-12’A’ team drew 0-0 with Macroom on Sunday afternoon.
 
Corkbeg U-11 v Glounthane

 

Elsewhere, there were exciting games with our U-10 and U-11 Academy teams in action over the weekend against Wilton and Glounthane respectively.
 
Corkbeg U-10 v Wilton

 

A special day for the Corkbeg U12 girls team who recorded their first ever victory as a team in Whitegate on Saturday afternoon.
 
Churchvilla were the visitors to the Beg and they went in at half time with a well deserved 1-0 lead. But Corkbeg came out strong in the second half and won the game, with Lauren Conroy, Grace O Sullivan and Kayla Forde among the goals.
 
Corkbeg U-12 Girls v Churchvilla
 
A special mention to the Churchvilla team, who like Corkbeg have only just started playing this season. Both teams were excellent this afternoon. Wonderful to see the full time celebrations and to see how much it meant to them to win their first ever game.
 
 
Looking forward to watching this team of girls progress over the next few months.

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