Under 8 Kynog United V Kilcullen

Kynog Utd 3 -2 Kilcullen

On a bright morning in Timahoe, a thrilling encounter was edged by Kynog. The opening exchanges were frantic but even, with both teams moving the ball quickly and tackles flying. Neither team could create a clear opening, with defenders, Sean Hanafey of Kynog and Sean Hurley of Kilcullen in excellent form. Moving into the second quarter, it took some excellent work from Shane O'Connor to unlock the Kilcullen defence, beating his man on the touchline to set up Ciaran Casey to finish well and give Kynog the lead. Kilcullen were also creating chances but just couldn't find the opening and after one of their attacks was broken up, Kynog broke quickly with Michael Cummins and Ciaran Casey setting up Joshua Lee to finish.

Into the second half and Kilcullen got themselves right back into the match as Darragh Kelly finished off a good move. Kilcullen were pressing for the equaliser moving into the last quarter and found themselves short at the back as Joshua Lee put Kynog two in front again. Kilcullen refused to give up and pushed Kynog back, scoring an excellent second through a powerful Evan Swan shot to set up a grandstand finish. With time running out, the match was end to end, as first Josh Harris brought a good save out of Kilcullen goalkeeper Jamie Buckley, and Justin Reilly cleared well under pressure for Kynog. In the end, Kynog shaded a very even and entertaining encounter that could have gone either way