Match Report Under 8 Kynog United V Newbridge

Kynog Utd 1-5 Newbridge


A cool spring morning at Kynog Park saw a 4 goal performance from Newbridge’s Brian Nolan separate the two teams. Kynog, missing a few players, and with mainly an U7 line-up, started the brighter of the two teams pushing Newbridge back with Adam O’Brien instrumental in midfield, and it was no surprise when they took the lead in 5 minutes after a fine passing move involving Adam O’Brien, Joshua Lee and Josh Harris resulted in Josh Harris setting up Ciaran Casey who coolly slotted home. The goal sparked Newbridge into life, and the following 5 minutes saw great football from both sides as Kynog looked to extend their lead and Newbridge looked to get the equaliser. Only a fine point blank save from Kynog captain, Brian Crosse and a great block by Aaron Cullen kept Newbridge out, but within minutes, Newbridge were level as Brian Nolan fired in a shot from the edge of the box. The remainder of the first half continued as before with some great football from both sides but with no further goals.


The second half saw Newbridge’s older and bigger players start to exert their influence on the game, and while Kynog’s younger players refused to give up (as shown by the tireless running of Owen Melia up front), Brian Nolan was able to add a second goal for Newbridge. Kynog had a chance to get level shortly after, but a fine save denied them, and going into the last few minutes, Brian Nolan completed his hat-trick and added a fourth following an unlucky own goal for Kynog. All of the players should take credit for what was an entertaining match played in front of an enthusiastic crowd.