Under 8 Kynog United V Newbridge Town Yellow

Kynog Utd 2 - 1 Newbridge Town Yellow

On a bright, sunny morning at Kynog Park, both teams served up an entertaining and enthralling encounter that could have went either way. Kynog started the stronger and penned Newbridge back, with Josh Harris and Joshua Lee in the Kynog midfield playing some great passes into Kynog's forwards. Kynog were given an excellent chance after a free-kick was handled in the box and Josh Harris stepped up and drove the penalty low into the corner to give Kynog the lead. Newbridge played themselves into the game and it took some smart goalkeeping from Alex Connolly to prevent Newbridge from equalising through Ben Scanlon. Kynog created a number of chances to extend their lead but were unable to convert them until, with only few minutes left in the first half, Shane O'Connor finished smartly from another dangerous Josh Harris corner. The second half started in complete contrast to the first with Newbridge starting strongly and pushing Kynog back, and it was only some great defending from Justin Reilly that kept Newbridge out. As the second half wore on, Newbridge were putting more and more pressure on Kynog and they got the goal that their pressure deserved when David Higgins ran on to a through ball and showed good composure to finish well. Kynog defended resolutely and although Newbridge had a number of good chances, they were unable to find an equaliser. Newbridge created one final chance with seconds to go but an excellent Sean Hanafey tackle and clearance saw Kynog through to the final whistle.