Under 15 Kynog united V Arlington

Saturday 07th March
U15 Division
Kynog United 0
Arlington Afc  4
Arlington eventually ran out comfortable winners in this encounter in Kynog Park last Saturday. The early exchanges saw the  visitors with a lot of possession in the middle of the park. The home team suffered a blow following a collision of heads which saw Cian Gilligan having to leave the field. The opening goal arrived in the 14th minute when a corner was only partially cleared and Thomas Brereton finished off the rebound. Kynog responded with Donal McGrath feeding the ball through for Conor Staines whose shot was well saved by Keith Keogh. Arlington doubled their advantage in the 27th minute when following another corner the ball broke for Keith Bracken who found the corner of the net. The home teams defence with Eoin O Reilly prominent and leading by example were now denying the Arlington forwards the space they were finding earlier. This filtered through to his other defenders Martin Baneham, Ciaron McMahon and Kevin O Brien who all deserve special mention. The second half saw the midfield area more evenly contested with Kynog always a threat on the break. As it looked like the home team might get something from the game a tremendous strike by Thomas Brereton that Blaine Treacy could only get a hand to sealed the victory. Then in the 73rd minute Ciaron McManus found space inside the Kynog penalty area to complete the days scoring. The home team were well served by Adrian Moran in midfield and the defenders already mentioned whilst for Arlington Keith Bracken excelled.