Saturday, December 15, 2007

Castleknock through to the last 8 of the NDSL Cup

Castleknock Celtic progressed to the quarter finals of the NDSL with style as the managed to fire 8 goals in against Swords Celtic.

Both teams observed a minutes silence before the match to pay respect to a Swords Celtic player who lost a parent yesterday.
Following this, both teams broke into action.
There were plenty of chances for both teams at the start of the match, but it was Swords that were on target first, only to see their shot tapped over the crossbar by goalkeeper John.
Castleknock stepped up their game and started delivering some great passes into Zuhdi and Omar, who's blistering shots were just off the target.
After piling the pressure on Swords defence and testing the Swords goalkeeper, it was Nado who finally got Castleknock off the mark with a shot from just inside the box which was helped home by Zuhdi's head, but had already crossed the line..

Following this, it was Demi, who put the game beyond doubt that Casleknock Celtic would be playing in the quarter finals.
With great support coming from the left and right of midfield from Cathal and Robert, Demi was given every chance to run at the Swords defence and made no mistakes when he managed to put four goals past the home team in succession.

With the score at 5-0, the play was all Castleknock and when Swords managed to get get into the Castleknock half, David and Frank made no mistake in stopping any danger and returning the ball to the Swords half.

Omar added to the score with a long range shot, making it 6-0.
Cathal worked hard today on the left wing earning him the man-of-the-match title, and it was his pass that allowed Nado cross the ball into the penalty area to see Zuhdi strike it home for Castleknock's 7th and a well deserved goal for Zuhdi.

The referee was just looking his watch but Casleknock were not finished.
Demi put the game beyond doubt when he fired home a record fifth goal for him and 8 for Castleknock.
David was unlucky not to made it 9 when he made a run from defence for a corner and struck the ball just over the crossbar, but the final score was 8-0, a record win for the team and a place in the quarter final of the NDSL cup.

Well done team, a great result and some great teamwork displayed today.

This super team will be signing autographs and packing bags in Tesco on Sunday, December 23rd from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.. parents are also invited to attend!

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