Under 8s Kynog United V Kilcock United

Kynog Utd 1 – 1 Kilcock Celtic


A packed Kynog Park was treated to an enthralling match. Kynog opened brightly with Justin Reilly in the Kynog midfield making some driving runs at the Kilcock defence. Kynog dominated the first half, playing some great football and keeping Kilcock penned back in their own half for most of the half. It was only some resolute defending, the post and a near miss (which had the crowd cheering for the goal that never was) that kept Kynog out, until Josh Harris and Joshua Lee drove into the Kilcock penalty box and Sean Hanafey drove the loose ball through a packed penalty box and into the Kilcock net. Kynog could have gone further in front through Ciaran Casey but Kilcock stood firm and Kynog went in at half time 1-0 up.


The second half was a contrast to the first as Kilcock opened strongly and grabbed an equaliser through Steven Byrne.  A great midfield battle between Oisin Proudfoot for Kilcock and Adam O’Brien for Kynog typified an exciting and end to end second half that was full of incident and some excellent football as both teams searched for an elusive winner. In the final minutes, Owen Melia could have won it for Kynog only for the keeper and the post to deny him, while only some terrific defending from Johnny Byrne and a point blank save from Brian Crosse prevented Kilcock from snatching a late winner. In the end, a draw was a fair result for both teams who put on a great show of football for the large crowd.