Under 11 Kynog United V BBC

Kynog Utd 2 – 1 BBC Utd


Saturday morning saw BBC make the short journey to Kynog where both team produced an enthralling encounter. Both teams started at frantic pace as they tried to impose themselves on the game, but the first chance fell to BBC and only some great goalkeeping from Reece Winders, who had an outstanding match, kept BBC out. BBC created a second chance and were unlucky to see Sam Doran’s shot skim just over. Kynog were being pressed back but were unlucky not to take the lead when a Jack Gorey found Cathal Mattimoe and his cross just eluded the onrushing forwards. Midway through the first half, BBC took the lead when Colm Fox’s through ball found Haig Oman and he coolly slotted into the bottom corner. BBC nearly doubled their lead through the same player but he was marginally offside. Kynog roared back and found the equaliser when Glen Thorpe played a great ball behind the full back for Cathal Mattimoe who ran on to slam the ball into the corner of the net. As the first half came to a close, it was Kynog who were pressing for a second and they were unlucky as both Adam Lynch and Cathal Mattimoe went close.
The second half opened as the first half closed with Kynog pressing and when Adam Toman released Adam Lynch, he held off his marker to finish and give his team the lead. This seemed to spur BBC on to greater efforts and, driven on by Joey Higgins, they pressed Kynog back. The Kynog back line, with David Randles and Graham Beirne having another excellent game, creaked but stood firm, and even when BBC got through, they found Reece Winders in inspirational form in the Kynog goal, leaping to get his fingertips to one fierce shot and touching it onto the bar and over. With the game moving into the last few minutes, BBC continued to press, while Kynog looked dangerous on the break, and they came close when Dylan Smullen and Craig Harris combined to put Cathal Mattimoe clear but his well struck shot was well saved by Rory Phelan. BBC created one more chance but it was not to be as Kynog held on for the win and the three points.