There were mixed fortunes for the CPCC U17 team as they played two games in a week in the business end of the league.
Despite controlling possession for the full game against St Killian’s, two goals against the run of play meant a 2-0 defeat at home on Monday. To be fair the Killian’s team were very well-drilled and were very tough to break down. Level at the break and in control, CPCC became frustrated and attacked at will to start the second half. This was to be their downfall as they were caught out against the run of play. However, the lesson learned proved useful in the next game on Friday.
Firhouse CC were the visitors on Friday and the lads knew that there was no other option but a win to keep their chances of making the quarter-final alive. Once again they controlled possession throughout the game but this time the result was more positive. Level one apiece at the break the lads slowly and methodically broke the will of Firhouse in the second half and accumulated four goals in quick succession. Darragh Dunne, Kyle Grant, Tadgh Curran and Cian Somers (from the bench) impressed once again.
Next up is the final group game on Tuesday against Marian College. A win will guarantee a place in the quarter-final to this talented team, but first they must get over this tough obstacle.