23 April 2016
It was a lovely sunny morning at Brookstone Road, as Baldoyle Utd Under 8’s entertained Balrath in their last official match of the season. It was a very close encounter with Balrath eventually coming out top with a winner deep in to added time to take the tie 5-4.
Balrath went in to an early lead before Baldoyle equalised after Eoin put a great ball in to the box and after a deflection the ball ended up in the back of the net. More good play from Eoin down the left wing saw him unlucky not to add to his tally. There was a great break from our own half and some good passing between Eoin and Ciarán ended up with a good save by Balrath. Despite some inspired and brave goalkeeping by Oisin in goals, Balrath took a 3-1 lead in at half time.
Baldoyle stepped it up a gear in the 2nd half with Ciarán getting 2 good goals to make it 3-3. Cian, as always battled very well in midfield to keep Baldoyle on top of the game before Balrath went ahead again. Jack played in defence in the 2nd half and along with James kept it very tight at the back. Alex, pushed up in to midfield after half time, controlled the play and had a few shots. Some good play down the left wing by Ciarán who did well to keep the ball in play before finding Eoin who calmly slotted home to make it 4-4 and ensure an exciting last few minutes. Conal after a spell in defence in the first half was involved in most of the goals where his passing was excellent, his injured wrist didn’t stop him getting a very deserved man of match award for today.
Right at the end of the match Balrath scored their 5th goal to win 5-4. However it was a great performance by the Baldoyle lads especially in the 2nd half, their passing, shooting, defending, goalkeeping and general play has improved every week. Well done today guys.
23 April 2016