U13 B The under 13s B team played Stoneyford at United Park in heavy rain. Despite a huge effort from our team we lost 1-7. Goalkeeper Alex O'Keefe was exceptional in goal and made 3 superb saves. Even though the team is still searching for its first win of the season, the commitment of our lads is something to be proud of.
U14B Thomastown U14B team travelled to Paulstown on Thursday evening and came away with a 2-2 draw. Thomastown dominated possession in the opening half but for all their good build up play their final ball was letting them down. Alex Begley,Frank Kavanagh & Adam Arthurs all tried their luck from distance but without troubling the Paulstown keeper. Through sheer persistence Jake O'Carroll got through the Paulstown defence but his shot was saved. On the stroke of half time with Thomastown pressing forward Paulstown cleared their lines with a long ball over the top which caught the Thomastown defence napping. Through one on one the Paulstown forward gave Aaron Darcy no chance with a clinical finish.
The second hand started much the same as the first with captain Alex Begley pulling the strings in midfield. Sam Magnez tested the keeper with a shot from the corner of the box. Thomastown were piling on the pressure and Frank Kavanagh burst through midfield to play in Sam Magnez who brought out another great save from the keeper. With 15 minutes to go Frank Kavanagh whipped in a corner and Jamie Naddy guided his header past the Paulstown keeper. With their tails up Thomastown took the lead 3 minutes later when Frank Kavanagh drove through the Paulstown backline and rifled a shot to the back of the net. Unfortunately the lead didn't last long as Thomastown stood off and let Paulstown have a free shot from the edge of the box which nestled in the bottom corner. Despite pushing hard for the winner the game finished all square. Thomastown had good perfomances all over the park. Jamie Naddy notched his second goal of the season from fullback and put in a superb display. Frank Kavanagh went well with an assist and a goal to his name but man of the match goes to Sam Magnez whose link up play and movement meant he was a constant threat all evening.
Thanks to Andy Hargreaves and Paul Hearne respectively for the reports.