On Tuesday the 23rd of October our Collinstown Park U-15 football team played away to Confey College in Lexlip. The game started off really well for Collinstown with great attacks from Darragh Dunne and Onasime Tembe creating good chances that they could not finish. Against the run of play Collinstown went down 1-0 after 14 minutes, followed by another quick goal to make it 2-0 after 17 minutes.
Collinstown started to move the ball a lot better after getting a wake-up call from being 2-0 down and found a way through the opposition defence to feed the ball through to Nelson Igunbor who placed it in the back of the net after 19 minutes to make it 2-1.
Soon after, a sloppy kick out by the opposition ‘keeper fell to Cian Somers’ feet, an optimistic shot at goal saw him find the back of the net from near the half way line. A truly wonderful goal from CPCC’s man of the match on the day.
Further pressure from the away side kept Confey on the back foot, but a mistake in the midfield led to Confey’s third goal of the day to put them 3-2 up after 25 minutes. Confey kept pushing the Collinstown defence and found a way through to find their fourth goal. Great link up play from Tembe and Darragh Dunne allowed Dunne to chip the keeper and make it 4-3 coming up to half time. But Confey weren’t done yet and came straight back at Collinstown scoring their fifth goal just on the half time whistle.
The second half kicked off following a pep talk from the coach Mr Dowling who hoped to lift the team’s spirits going into the second half. However, a pep talk wasn’t enough as Confey, aided with a strong breeze, in the second half scored four more in a short space of time. The final kick of the game summed up the game for CPCC as Confey counter-attacked and scored their ninth goal.
The final result – Confey College 9 : Collinstown Park 3.
Squad : Callum O’Rourke, Kane Casey, Martin Ikharo, Conor O’Flaherty, Ryan Doyle, Onasime Tembe, Darragh Dunne, Tadgh Curran, Nelson Igunbor, Akinola Adeyinka, Dylan Walker, Lee Greene, Cian Somers
Report and Pictures by Conor Nolan -Ty Press