SFAI U-15 Cup: Cabinteely FC U-14 Premier 2-1 Drogheda Boys FC
Saturday saw another meeting of our DDSL U-14 Premier team and a Drogheda Boys FC side that showed huge improvement on the previous meeting in County Louth by frustrating the Cabo lads with some resolute defending and great organisation.
After an even first half, full of cut and thrust, the visitors were finally broken down early in the second half after a wave of Cabo attacks with Euan Curran heading home from Steven Ryan’s corner (above).
Drogheda soon hit back from a free kick in the box when a bouncing ball fell to the advancing defender who hit a low shot from close range to make it 1-1, although the Cabo lads had some good one and two touch play around the Drogs’ 18 yard box.
It was another scrambled set piece that fell to the Cabo’s excellent Callan O’Reilly who hit home from close range to make it 2-1 (above) and seal the win which sees the lads advancing into the U-15 SFAI Cup national round of 32.
Huge credit to manager Graham and the players of Drogheda who had shown up two weeks ago only for the game to be postponed before kick-off and then came back yesterday to put in an excellent performance.
Our lads will be looking to go all the way when the competition resumes next year. Well done to all.
Do enjoy a few more photos taken at the game or enjoy the slide show below.
Now for some tough opponents from around the country!