Under 14 Match Report

Blessington  2
Kynog Utd   4
Kynog started the better with Shane Merriman forcing a save in the 1st minute from the Blessington keeper. Indeed the visitors were enjoying most of the early possession with Gavin Crowe a constant threat on the left wing. Blessington opened the scoring after 12 minutes after a defensive mix-up allowed the centre forward time to slide the ball past Blaine Treacy. Kynog equalised in the 21st minute when Conor Staines shot from 25 yards and found the top corner. Blessington restored their advantage in the 29th minute when a cross from the left found an unmarked Blessington player some 10 yards out who calmly slotted home. Half time arrived with the hosts leading by two goals to one.
The second half began with Kynog Utd on the attack but unable to break down the Blessington defence. A combination of poor finishing and the final pass going astray was letting Kynog Utd down. Then the equaliser arrived when an Adrian Moran through ball allowed Nathan Gahan time to nip in between two defenders and lob the advancing goalkeeper. The same player shot narrowly wide some 5 minutes later. Patrick Hudson and Craig Gaynor were introduced for Kynog and on 57 minutes a Patrick Hudson pass found Conor Staines whose shot went in off the inside of the post to give Kynog Utd the lead. Blessington pressed forward in search of an equaliser but were met by a solid Kynog defence. In the 67th minute Jack Kenny went on a great run from one penalty area to the other and crossed for Gavin Crowe to volley home and complete the days scoring. Both teams and the match official must be commended for the sporting manner in which the game was played.