Saturday, November 24, 2007

A brilliant win against Rivervalley Rangers

The weather was looking ominous as the match time approached. However, we were lucky with the weather and the rain held off for the duration.

The game was only about five minutes old when Zhudi opened the scoring with a brilliant shot into the side of the net from the edge of the penalty box. Rivervalley fought back bravely, but the Castleknock defense held strong. About half way through the first half, Zhudi scored another similar goal to stretch the lead to 2-0 at half time.

In the second half, Rivervalley made a brave attempt to get back into the game but the Castleknock defense stood firm, with out captain and man-of-the-match Frank playing an inspirational role by closing down on all attackers immediately.

It was beginning to look like the score might end up 2-0 until Nado made a great break up the right hand side before slipping the ball to Demi who placed the ball into the back of the net. However, Rivervalley were not willing to give up and they promptly scored a goal to keep the match alive.

The Rivervalley team got slightly carried away with the excitement of the game at this stage and one of their players was booked at this stage for a tackle from behind. The Rivervalley coach took exception to the referees decision and ended up being cautioned himself.

Meanwhile back on the pitch, Demi put the game beyond doubt by scoring two more goals in the dying minutes to making the score 5-1. A brilliant win for Castleknock, well done everyone!!

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