Saturday, September 8, 2007

A dramatic opening for the new season with a 6-2 victory over Malahide

The sun was shining brightly as we arrived in Malahide Castle. This was surely a good omen because the match was only barely underway when our newest team member Demi Dare scored an opening goal when his shot was deflected off a Malahide player into the corner of the goal.We kept the pressure on after this and soon afterwards Zhudi managed to connect with a loose ball in the box and score another goal to give Castleknock a strong lead.

Malahide battled strongly to try and get back into the game but the Castleknock was very strong especially Frank Collins who was on hand to clear up any loose balls and our new goalie John Lennon-Maher who played a very solid game. Nevertheless Malahide managed to get one back before half time. So the score was 2-1 to Castleknock at the break.

Castleknock came out strongly in the second half and Demi scored his second goal with a rocket of a shot which gave the Malahide goalie no chance. Zhudi did not want to be left out of the action so he scored a second goal soon afterwards.

Malahide managed to get another goal which seemed to bring them back into the game. But Castleknock had a firm control of the match and our star newcomer Demi managed to get another goal to seal his hat-trick and put the result beyond doubt. Shortly afterwards Dylan managed to sneak in a cheeky chip which went over the Malahide keeper's head and left the score at 6-2.

With so many strong performances it was hard to pick a man-of-the-match, but I think that Demi Dare has to be the choice in recognition of his hat-trick in his debut match.

Our two new players are pictured below. Click here to see a full set of pictures from the match.

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