Under 10 Kynog United V Kill Celtic

Kill Celtic 3-1 Kynog United


With a large number of call-offs, Kynog’s U10’s travelled to Kill in hope with only 8 players, 3 of whom were brought up from the U8 team. The match started with Kill pressing Kynog back and only some fine defending from Joey Toman and Ross Phelan and some fine saves from debutant keeper Mark Maguire kept Kill out in a frantic few minutes. This was the pattern for the remainder of the first half with Kynog’s midfield of Adam Toman, Craig Harris and Johnny Byrne closing down every Kill attack and the Kynog defence throwing themselves in front of any chances that Kill created to keep the score at 0-0 at half-time.


As the second half opened, Kynog broke out of their defensive shell and created a number of attacks with U8’s Brian Crosse and Josh Harris refusing to be overawed by the physically stronger Kill defenders and playing some nice passing football. Having just played themselves into the game, cruel luck hit Kynog when a Kill midfield clearance flew over everyones heads and found the top corner of the net. Kynog continued to refuse to let Kill dominate the game, but were unable to stop Kill from extending their lead after a well worked Kill move saw a confident finish from the Kill forward. Unlike previous matches, the second goal was not a sign for Kynog to let their heads go down, typified by the effort and endeavour of Adam Toman who was everywhere and got their reward when a Joey Toman clearance eluded everyone and fell at the feet of Brian Crosse who coolly slotted home. Kynog could sense a result and put everything into getting an equaliser, but it was not to be, and with the last action of the match, Kill scored a fantastic third goal moving the ball quickly from player to player before an excellent finish saw the final score 3-1.


While they lost the match, enormous credit must go to every player who wore a Kynog shirt for the effort and commitment they showed and for some of the flashes of passing football which are a positive sign for the future.