U-14Div1 – Avondale 1 Corkbeg 1
Corkbeg U14 Div 1 travelled away to Avondale today in the Cork Schoolboys League Div1 and came away with a share of the spoils.
Corkbeg were the dominant team all the way through and took the lead after 10 minutes when Cian Moore hit the ball from 25 yards over the advancing keeper to give the Whitegate side the lead.
Corkbeg continued to dominate proceedings, when a rare attack from the home side ended with a speculative cross finding its way to the back of the Sam McAllister’s net to level the game.
The back four of Jackson Kearns , Ewan Forbes, Max Daly and Adam Lewis dominated all through.
The midfield trio of Aesa Murphy, Cillian Scanlon and Jack Mulcahy dictated the tempo of the game as Corkbeg continued to create chances.
The best chance fell to Cormac Crowley, who got to the end of a knock-on and headed at goal. Somehow the ball was deflected out for a corner.
Josh McCarthy, Tom Walsh and Tristin Ward continued to put pressure on the home side back line. The game ended 1-1 and another solid display from Corkbeg as their good 2022 form continued.
Team – Sam McAllister, Jackson Kearns, Ewan Forbes, Max Daly, Adam Lewis, Tristin Ward, Cillian Scanlon, Aesa Murphy, Jack Mulcahy, Josh McCarthy, Cian Moore, Cormac Crowley and Tom Walsh.
U-14Div5- Corkbeg ‘A’ 2 Watergrasshill 3
Corkbeg U14 div 5 were unlucky to come out on the end of a 3-2 home defeat to an impressive Watergrasshill on Sunday morning.
Corkbeg started brightly and took a well deserved lead after 10 mins, when Oscar Murphy found the back of the net, following some great work by captain Aidan O Brien.
Watergrasshill, who are fighting for the league title grabbed two quick goals before half time to take a 2-1 lead at the break.
Corkbeg started the second half well, but against the run of play conceded a third goal. The home side threw everything at it and were rewarded with a goal with 7 minutes remaining, when some Oscar Murphy pressure, forced the Hill defender to score in their own net.
It was a frantic last few minutes and the home side were denied by only by the crossbar deep into injury time. A heroic effort from the lads who played some very entertaining football. Special mention to Jack Hughes, Ronan Musgrave and Kaylan Cunningham who excelled.
U12 Div 2- Corkbeg 2 Lakewood 1
The Corkbeg lads were on the road on Sunday morning away to Lakewood.
In blustery conditions, both teams defended and attacked in equal measure and it was obvious that we were playing a very good team with some very talented players.
Both teams were trying to break through when some combination play between Cathal Power & Trystan Pomphrett led to David Murphy feeding a through ball to Max O’Reilly, who had to burst through 2 defenders to get his strike off on his preferred left foot, 1-0 to the Beg.
In the second half, Lakewood pulled back a cracking goal from distance to level the scores.
It was a very open end to end game at this point, but our lads love a battle.
It was going to take something special to score and Tom O’Mahony’s hold up play and sublime through ball to Jack Kelleher was it. Jack took on the defence and keeper and slotted it perfectly into the corner, 2-1 was the final score.
A good week for the lads, 2 wins and a much needed 6 points on the board.