Under 16 Kynog United V Newbridge Town

Saturday 19th September Under 16 Major Division
The final scoreline does not do justice to how closely these teams were for long periods of the game. With the surface in excellent condition both teams contrived to produce a game of good quality played at pace. Newbridge were dangerous in the first half from free kicks in wide areas and corner kicks where Kynog were struggling to win that important first header.Martin Baneham cleared a goalbound shot off the line in the 17th minute as the visitors applied more pressure. Kynog replied with a Donal McGrath shot that narrowly cleared the crossbar. Newbridge opened the scoring in the 28th minute when Sean Winning met an inswinging corner and planted his header beyond Ross Maher. The second half saw Kynog press for an equaliser in the early stages and Jason Ryan found the back of the net only for it correctly to be ruled offside.Newbridge broke away and Ricky Caffrey found space to double his teams advantage. The same player scored again in the 58th minute following some neat approach play. Further strikes from David O Dwyer and Arron Gallagher followed for Newbridge. All the time the home team kept their composure and were rewarded when Nathan Gahan found Stephen Byrne who shot beyond Ian McDonald. The visitors were best served by Barry Molloy at the heart of the defence.