Friday 25th January 2018
Sbyl Div 1
Rathmore School 3G
Aquinas U19's 2-0 22nd Old Boys U19's
After Monday night's good win the boys found themselves on the road again. To everyone's amazement Butler managed to make it through the warm up without snapping a high heel or pulling his suspender belt.
Aquinas started well and were a big powerful team. An early diagonal ball caught Geezer sleeping and the winger ran in behind to beat Butler, 1-0 Aquinas and a terrible start. But the boys settled down and started to play some nice stuff. Jay and the imperious nobody loves me Daniel were dealing with the physical threat of Aquinas. Blacky and Jamie in midfield battled hard against the extra man the Aquinas formation gave them. A poor tackle on dramatic Nathan gave the 2's a promising free kick. Jamie delivered it beautifully and Blacky rose to meet it from 8 yards out.... with the goal at his mercy he headed over. Must have been worried about loosing a few more strands of his dwindling hair line. At the other end a nice Aquinas move cut open the 22nd defence leaving Daniel and Jay not so imperious. But the Aquinas forward shot wide probably frightened by the sight of Butler with his suspenders and heels intact. At the other end Louis battled hard and he was next to miss a good chance having battled clear only to see the keeper turn his shot round the post. Blacky and Geezer got involved with a few of the big lads from Aquinas who had kicked out at our boys off the ball. Fair play to the boys stood their ground but let the ref deal with it. Joel was working hard in the pocket in behind and released Nathan who ran through. He steadied himself and smashed a shot over the keeper which could off landed just over the line but we were to far away to judge properly. Didn't know dramatic Nathan could kick the ball that far ! But a great effort non the less. Jay Mac started to make an impact down the right and get himself in the game. As the half drew to a close and to everyone's amazement Curtis hadn't done a foul throw yet, time yet in the second half. The half came to a close 1-0 Aquinas, the boys had played well and didn't deserve to go in 1 down.
After a brief half time team talk the lads went back onto the pitch with more determination to try and get some kind of result. Nathan was finding himself in all kinds of space down the left as was Jamie was also finding joy down the right. Jamie found himself in numerous good positions but u fortunately we couldn't capitalise on this and he was tiring badly (still recovering from a chipped toe nail). On numerous occasions throughout this second half we had half chances with the best coming from a through ball to Louis but unfortunately his shot went just wide. As time ticked on a punctured Joel found himself through on goal but his shot from an angle was saved by the Aquinas keeper. Our midfield worked tirelessly to keep our opponents at bay but it wasn’t to be as a clever cross found an unmarked Aquinas player as he headed home at the near post and made it 2 nil. The big pitch took it's tool but credit were it’s due to the young 2s showed great composure and finished the game off professionally never giving up right to the end.
Full time 2-0 Aquinas fc
J.Butler J.Dunwoody J.Rowan D.Miller C.Moore N.Ingram J.Parkinson R.Black J.Mcauley J.Clarke L.McAllisterSubs C.McMurry D.Dunwoody E.Robinson B.Neill K.Hu
Friday 4th January 2019
Friday 16th November 2018
22nd old boy’s u19s vs Carryduff colts A u19
Ormeau Park 3g
This week saw the young 2s make the short trip to Ormeau park to play Carryduff in the league .
We knew it was going to be a tough game as a number of our players were either injured or otherwise engaged and couldn’t play.
The team that was chosen was more of a defensive team with 2 cdms.
The first half kicked off and we were slow to get started and were soon fending off wave after wave of attack. With the extra man in mid field we seemed to be coping. 1 or 2 half chances were carved out but we couldn’t capitalise as the ref deemed us offside on both occasions.
After a re shuffle at half time saw us take to the field with an extra man up top to help with the attacks and almost immediately it paid of with a very quick thinking Jamie p playing an inch perfect free kick to joel Clarke as he took a touch then shot with his left leaving the keeper beat 1 nil 22nd
Carry duff where then forced to chase the game more and left gaps at the back but some questionable decisions from the ref saw us only keeping our 1 goal lead .
Frustrations grew within both teams and saw the 22nd down to 10 men after the ref sent off Nathan ingram for a remark he made in anger . the defensive side to us came back to see home the 3 points well done lads
j.butler c.mcmurray s.boyd j.rowan d.miller r.black j.parkinson j.clarke j.dunwoody k.hu c.clarke
subs e.robinson d.dunwoody c.moore n.ingram
Saturday, 8th September 2018
Supplementary Cup Group
22nd Old Boys v Orangefield