Under 11 Kynog United V Castle Villa

Kynog Utd         3 – 6     Castle Villa


On a very warm morning, this match would be decided in the periods just before and after half-time. Castle Villa opened brightly and pushed Kynog back from the kick-off and it took a couple of fine saves from Kynog keeper, Reece Winders, to keep the match level, before Kynog started to play themselves into it. With both teams now playing some fine football, a great move on the Kynog right saw Adam Toman release Adam Lynch and his low cross was coolly swept high into the net by Craig Harris. Castle Villa came back at Kynog and only some excellent defending from Kynog’s David Randles kept Castle Villa out, but they were not to be denied, and an excellent through ball was lifted over the onrushing keeper by Willie Murphy. With the game finely balanced, both teams were obviously feeling the heat and early pace as the game went into a lull, until a fine Gavin Keating goal put Villa in front. Kynog upped their game, and only a few minutes later, Glen Thorpe was pulled down in the penalty box after a mazy run, and dusted himself off to dispatch the penalty to put the teams level. With only a few minutes left in the first half, the game turned again as Gavin Keating got his second of the day after a strong run through the middle of the Kynog defence to send his team into the break with a slender lead.


Kynog were slow to start in the second half, and they paid heavily for it, as Ben Kelly put Villa two in front, followed by a thoroughly deserved third from Gavin Keating with only ten minutes of the second half gone. Kynog dragged themselves back into the game, and were unlucky to see an Adam Lynch shot drift wide. Castle Villa extended their lead further through Aaron Murphy, which seemed to spur Kynog to greater effort, and it was they who finished the stronger and got reward for their efforts as Adam Toman chased a lost cause into the corner and when the ball broke, Adam Lynch drove into the box and shot high into the net to complete the scoring of what was an entertaining match, played in great spirit by two teams who put everything into this match