Carrigaline United 6 St Joseph’s Boys 2
CARRIGALINE United are into the semi-finals of the U16 SFAI Skechers National Cup, following a comprehensive and convincing display against St Joseph’s Boys at Ballea Park on Sunday afternoon.
It was a day to cherish for the Cork side, who were slick and efficient going about their business right from the very outset.
There was a good home support who turned out and they helped to drive Carrigaline onto the victory.
After what was a tight opening to proceedings, Carrigaline were to go into the lead through a well taken finish by Adam Costello, after he raced onto the end of a through ball.
That was to set the wheels in motion for Carrigaline and they were to get a second shortly after.
Costello again was the man who found the back of the net shortly afterwards, this time showing deft footwork to get away from the opposing defence before clinically planting the ball home.
Carrigaline got off to the most perfect of second half starts, when Aidan O’Shea successfully hit the target after a mere seconds.
Joseph’s Boys responded and got a goal back through an instinctive strike in the box from Shane Broderick.
But the theme for the afternoon of Carrigaline attacking waves was to quickly return, as they got on the front foot and posed more problems for their visitors.
The fourth goal of the afternoon for the hosts came courtesy of Costello, who found the right hand corner through a fine finish and complete his hat-trick in the process.
Danny Kelly was to get the fifth Carrigaline goal, with an impressive finish from the edge of the box.
O’Shea was to stab the ball home from close range following a corner kick, as Carrigaline were progressing in impressive fashion.
There was still time for the visitors to get a late goal through a deflected Santiago Lenarja effort.
This was to be Carrigaline’s day without a shadow of a doubt. A tie in the final four now awaits and it is a challenge which they are sure to be eagerly anticipating.
CARRIGALINE: Jack Cullen: Shane O’Neill, Ciaran Crotty, Shane Dawson, Robert Leonard, Conor O’Farrell, Jamie Moore, Aidan O’Shea, Danny Kelly, Adam Costello, Derry Howard, Ryan McCann, Callum Power, James Tierney, Kieran McCarthy, Dylan Twohig.
ST JOSEPH’S: Ryan Corcoran: Robert Crilly, Ossie McKenna, Niall Reddy, Paul Byrne, Tom Cherico, Shane Broderick, Jack Keogh, Adam Shiels, Dylan Kavanagh, Tom Healy, Fallau Naing, Shane Grey, Santiago Lenarja, Luke Messit, Bobby Conroy.
Referee: Ray Allen.