Under 13 Kynog United V Bush Celtic

Kynog United 3 Bush Celtic 2
This shield match was set to be a close contest given the results of the two games had played during the league this season with Kynog just shading the advantage.
It was Kynog that attacked from the whistle and piled pressure on the Bush back line only some fine defending from Christopher Spain and Luke Cowley kept the constant threat from Dylan Donaghue and Brian Elliott to a minimum.
Kynog kept probing the Bush back four looking for the opening goal and their hard work paid off after 10 minutes when a perfectly delivered corner kick from Brian McGrath found the head of Brian Elliott who made no mistake.
Bush raised their game after conceeding a goal and mid fielders Jack Murphy and Tim Murphy started to gain more possession in mid field treading balls forward for the Bush strikers to run on to.
The Kynog back line of Eoin Kavanagh, Darragh Lynch, Jack Byrne and Eoin Kelly stood firm and sent the ball back to mid field where Kynog man of the match Conor Murray was lurking waiting for a pass to set him on his way to the Bush goal. He got that pass on 15 minutes and tucked the ball past the advancing keeper to make it 2 nil.
Bush never lost hope and kept trying to pass the ball and find the Kynog net. A long kick out from Kynog keeper Lee Dempsey was neatly flicked on by Dylan Donaghue to Brian McGrath who made it 3 nil on 20 minutes.
This game looked to be going only one way but credit to Bush they kept their heads up and kept going. Their pressure paid off when they won a free kick on the edge of the penalty box and up stepped Jack Murphy to put it away in the top corner.
Second half saw a new lease of life from Bush they were the ones pressing Kynog back and Lee Dempsey was the busier of the two keepers for much of the second half. Kynog created chances of their own through Joe Kenny and Dean Bowers but were unlucky not to add to their lead. A Bush corner kick saw Dylan McDermott rise highest to head home with four minutes left on the clock. This set for a very exciting finish with Bush throwing everything they had at Kynog. Kynog kept their heads and dealt with the pressure hold out for their win. Well done to both teams an excellent game of football.