Under 14s Match Report v Kilcullen

Saturday 29th September U14 Major Division 
Kilcullen    2   Kynog Utd  0 
The home team started much the better having more possession of the ball but Kynog were restricting them to long range shots as Jack Kenny and Martin Baneham continued to impress in the visitors defence. Unfortunately for Kynog their retention of the ball was not up to the standard they have shown in earlier games. However Kilcullen opened the scoring after 17 minutes following a Kynog corner. A long clearance and a lack of communication in Kynogs defence allowed Kilcullen through to score. They doubled their advantage following a fine run and shot from an acute angle. Kynog were dealt further blows as both Conor Staines and Shane Merriman sustained injuries which meant they could take no further part in the game. They were replaced by Adrian Moran and Darren Carty who both went on to have excellent games. Kynog were creating little to trouble the Kilcullen goalkeeper as the first half came to a close.
The second half saw Eamon Cox move to the heart of the Kynog defence alongside Eoin O Reilly. They along with the rest of the team can be extremely proud of their second half performance which saw them close down the opposition much quicker and noticeably improve their passing. 

This only allowed Kilcullen a couple of long range efforts on goal which Blaine Treacy did well to save. Unfortunately they were unable to break down the well organised Kilcullen defence though Craig Gaynor and Stephen Dwyer were introduced into the attack and showed great promise.
Well played to Kilcullen who ran out deserving winners. Best wishes go to Conor and Shane for speedy recoveries from their injuries