Corinthian win over Fermoy tightens chasing group in U14 CSL league

Cors remain in the hunt for the title in Division 1, with a game in hand
Corinthian win over Fermoy tightens chasing group in U14 CSL league

William Amayo in action for Corinthians against Fermoy in the CSL Division 1 clash. Picture: Larry Cummins.

Corinthian Boys A 4 Fermoy 1

CORINTHIAN BOYS A beat Fermoy 4-1 in the CSL U14 Division 1 at Castletreasure last weekend, which pushes the Douglas side into fourth in the table, level on points with Fermoy. 

Corinthians have a game in hand on the leading group however.

Corinthians had two very good chances early on, before scoring after six minutes when Sean McNamee forced his way through the Fermoy defence and sent the ball into the far corner from 12 yards.

Fermoy forced Corinthians back into their own half, winning free-kicks from outside the area, which were all cleared by the hosts.

However, from a Fermoy attack, Corinthians counter-attacked, with Ian Butler running downfield and passing to Conal Gillard, who put the home side two up after only 16 minutes.

Fermoy came forward again, with attempts from Cathal McCarthy, Killian O’Mahony, and Kevin Reidy, but could not get the vital touch in front of goal as the home side’s defence held firm.

Despite all of their possession, Fermoy were three down just two minutes before the break, when William Amayo ran at the Fermoy goalkeeper, Rory Bratchford, who blocked his shot, but the deflection fell kindly to Butler, who chipped the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net.

Fermoy can thank their keeper for making a brilliant save in the 35th minute, denying McNamee.

At the other end, Fermoy attempted to get a goal back with two quick corners, the Corinthians defence scrambling the ball away as the half came to a close.

 Ian Butler in action for Corinthians. Picture: Larry Cummins. 
Ian Butler in action for Corinthians. Picture: Larry Cummins. 

Fermoy pressed from the restart in an attempt to get back into the game, Cathal Burdett’s 25-yard shot going just wide, followed by Cathal McCarthy’s effort off the crossbar in the 49th minute.

However, their persistence paid off in the 53rd minute when a corner kick was sent into the area, Corinthians’ goalkeeper, Michael Karuru, getting a touch. The ball fell to Cathal McCarthy, who sent it goalwards and it was finished off by Kevin Reidy. Fermoy were back in the game.

Corinthians had two good chances saved by Bratchford, but in the 25th minute, the visitors were awarded a penalty when Killian O’Mahony was brought down in the area. Cian O’Callaghan took the penalty, but Karuru made a double save, including the rebound from O’Callaghan.

The game went beyond the reach of Fermoy when Alan Geenan reacted to a rebound from the goalkeeper and made it 4-1. Corinthians are only nine points behind the league leaders, Douglas Hall, with two games in hand.

CORS: Daire Murphy, Troy Murphy, Zack Walsh, Jamie Culligan, James Naughton, Stephen Geary, Conall McBride, Cian Herlihy, William Amayo, Conal Gillard, Ian Butler, Ben Cahill, Sean McNamee, Alan Geelan, Ruairi Heffernan, Michael Karuru

FERMOY: Rory Bratchford, Tiernan Morrison,Denis Fitzgerald, Cian O’Callaghan, Daniel Maguire, Nathan Gallagher, Cathal Burdett, Conor De Puis, Kevin Reidy, Cathal McCarthy, Killian O’Mahony, Stephen Barrett

Referee: Alan Belmajdoub

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