U12 Schoolboysboys friendly.
Carrigaline 1 Passage United 2.
The U-12 boys got back to winning ways in a great game this afternoon played in extremely wet conditions that made it a real challenge for both sides.
Following a frantic opening 10 minutes Passage seemed to have found their rhythm only to be undone by a goal from Carrigaline against the run of play.
The boys fought back tremendously well to win 50/50 balls all over the park and never let their heads drop. Gradually their passing and movement added to the battling qualities on show led to confusion in the Carrigaline box and Jack O Leary took advantage to head into the net off the underside of the crossbar.
As half time approached the heavens opened and we were all glad to hear the half time whistle and get to the dressing rooms for a breather.
The second half was a superb battle between two well matched teams who fought tooth and nail for every ball and both teams continued to play good football passing and moving despite the relentless driving rain. Passage were now in control and creating good openings but Carrigaline were always a threat on the break. Conall O Callaghan scored what proved to be the winner with an unstoppable finish although we still had to endure the drama of conceding a late penalty which fortunately went wide of the post.
Man of the Match. The entire squad for getting stuck in and never giving up. You did yourselves and Passage very Proud
Passage United. Daniel M, Sam , Daniel A, Leo, Conall, Alex, Cillian, Eoghan, Noah, Jack, Ryan, Fionn, Favour,
Oriel House Hotel U13 Division 5.
Grenagh 2 Passage United 3.
A dramatic last minute goal by Conall OCallaghan secured top spot in the division for the lads in a game that seemed to be slipping .from their grasp as the 2nd half wore on. After a bright start and a few early chances Conall O Callaghan put Passage in front with a composed finish from the edge of the area after some good build up play and when Grenagh failed to clear their lines Conall pounced to help settle the nerves and Passage controlled the game for a sustained period thereafter.
Some great interplay in the Passage midfield between Matt Walsh and Ronan Allen led to Matt sending a lob over the Grenagh defence for Ryan Driscoll to finish with a flicked volley to the far corner of the net. At this point Passage were in complete control and should really have put the game to bed but a combination of wasteful finishing and good goalkeeping kept the score down .
As half time approached complacency set in and Passage were made to pay when Grenagh pulled a goal back just before half time. The goal sparked Grenagh in to life and they played with great spirit and determination in the second half and got a deserved equaliser midway through the second half. Passage had again been wasteful in front of goal and as the game neared its climax it could have gone either way.
More chances went begging as the game headed towards added time and credit to our lads for digging deep to keep pushing for the winner. Kevin Kelly, Ryan Driscoll and Matt Walsh combined to send Ronan Allen storming past 3 Grenagh defenders and then sent a great ball in to the box for Conall to hit a glorious winner and send us all home happy.
Passage. Fionn O Mahony, Kevin Kelly, Jack Hanlon, Liam Dorgan, Jamie O Sullivan, Conall O Callaghan, Matt Walsh, Ronan Allen, Sean Casey, Ryan Driscoll, Destiny, Sean Quinn, Jack O Leary, Daniel Akinsanya, Daniel Moynihan