Under 14 Major Division 1st September 2007 ATHGARVAN VILLA 0: KYNOG UNITED 2

The under 14 team opened their league campaign with a visit to the Curragh to play Athgarvan  Villa. The home team started the stronger and tested the Kynog defence in the early stages with both Eamon Cox and Cian Gilligan prominent.  Kynog were on the backfoot as Athgarvan continued to win most of the possession and their forwards were looking lively. Blaine Treacy in goal for Kynog had to be quick off his line to deal with a couple of Athgarvan attacks. As the half developed Kynog started to get the ball down and play resulting in Conor Staines shot hitting the post and shortly afterwards the same player had another effort that went narrowly wide bringing the the first half to a close.

The second half saw a much improved performance from Kynog. All over the pitch Kynog players competed in a more determined manner and closed down the opposition. The deadlock was broken after 50 minutes when Shane Merriman linked up with Nathan Gahan who expertly volleyed the ball into the top corner of the Athgarvan net from the edge of the penalty area. Kynog doubled their advantage after 58 minutes when a Jack Kenny through ball found Shane Merriman who crossed to the unmarked Nathan Gahan whose first time shot beat the keeper.

Outstanding for Kynog on the day Cian Gilligan, Ciaran Baselmans, Eamon Cox and Nathan Gahan.