Under 12s Match Report V Arlington

U12 Premier Division


Kynog United 2

Arlington        2


          Kynog United Under 12 team played their first home league fixture in their new clubs grounds in Kynog park Timahoe, and what a game it turned out to be, With both teams serving up an excellent  game of football for the large group of spectators.

           Jamie Moore and David Hayes were causing problems for the Arlington defence in the early stages of the game, but unfortunately they were unable to finish.

Arlington responded with pressure of their own but were met by Ross Maher in the Kynog goal whose sure handling and bravery helped keep the game scoreless. Graham O’Brien had to be alert in the full back position to repel the extra pressure Arlington were exerting from Jason Night and Robert McMeill. Kevin O’Brien and Brian McGrath were also battling hard keeping the visitors on the toes.From a Kynog corner Ciaran McMahon almost opened the scoring but his volley just cleared the crossbar. Half Time arrived with the game scoreless.

       The second half was only five minutes old when Arlington were awarded a free kick some thirty yards out, Up stepped  Lee Moore whose shot found the top corner of the net. Kynog responded almost immediately when David Hayes broke through the Arlington defence only to see his effort saved by Kevin Galvan .The ball broke for Evan Treacy to equalize from close range. In the 45th Minute David Hayes once again broke through only to see Kevin Galvan  leave his area to effect the clearance. Kynog took the lead in the 48th minute when Shane Morrison won the ball and from acute angle managed to find the corner of the net. Arlington went in search of an equalizer but were denied initially by a brave Ross Mayer save . To their credit the visitors deservedly equalized in the 52th minute when a ball split the Kynog defence down the middle for Pardic Carey  to run on to and calmly slotted the ball home. The remaining minutes saw both teams go in search of a winner but the final whistle arrived with the scores level. Both teams can be proud of their performance for what was to be a fair result from a great game.