Saturday, October 6, 2007

Disapointing defeat at the hands of Dunshaulghlin.

We knew when we went to Dunshaughlin that we were in for a tough contest because both teams had very strong records coming into the match. It was a beautiful day from the weather point of view, but we should have realized that it would be unlucky when Niamh lost a tooth before the match even started.

Castleknock got off to a good start when Zhudi opened the scoring with a well taken shot in the third minute of the game. However, Dunshaughlin were not about to let us take control of the match and they brought themselves back onto level terms almost straight away with a rocket of a shot into the top corner of the net.

Bought sides attached strongly for the rest of the first half. However, the only score was when a Dunshaughlin shot took a deflection off a Castleknock defender. This meant that Dunshaughlin had a narrow 2-1 lead at half time.

Castleknock were determined to pull back on level terms in the second half and they managed this quite quickly when Omar lobbed the ball in over the goalies head. Dunshaughlin had other plans however. When Dunshaughlin managed to get a third goal, Castleknock continued to battle to get back into the match. However, when Dunshaughlin managed to get a fourth goal, the Castleknock team seemed to fall apart and lost their concentration. This allowed Dunshaughlin to score two more goals before the end to leave the final score at a convincing 6-2 to Dunshaughlin.

Both of the Emara brothers got their names on the scoresheet today, but Omar had a stronger overall performance to earn this weeks man-of-the-match title.

By my calculation ourselves and Dunshaughlin should be tied at the top of the table after this match with the same points and even the same points difference. But Dunshaughlin have played one less game played. If you want to check the official tables click here.

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