Saturday, November 10, 2007

Two late goals turn vistory into defeat

Colin was our captain for the day and he chose to play into a strong wind in the first half. This did not hinder our play very much and about mid-way through the first half, our man-of-the-match Zhudi opened the scoring for Castleknock with a fine shot. Shortly afterwards we nearly stretched our lead when Zhudi had another shot dramatically saved on the line. Both sides had several chances, but the score remained at 1-0 at half time.

Early in the second half Castleknock managed to stretch their lead even further when Robert managed to stop the ball from going wide and make a perfect cross that was headed home by Omar. Although Castleknock though this would be the start of us taking control of the match, Maynooth had other plans and quickly scored a goal to narrow the gap back to 2-1.

Both sides played plenty of exciting football for the rest of the match and John pulled off a number of dramatic saves. However, as the match drew to a close neither side seemed able to extend the scoring. With two minutes to go it looked like the match was going to end 2-1 to Castleknock when the Maynooth number 3 managed to score two goals in quick succession give Maynooth a 3-2 victory.

Lady luck did not smile on us today. Nevertheless we can be very proud of a great performance.

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