Last Saturday our U16 Footballers togged out for their fourth round league clash, their opponents St. Pats Donabate. On a wet and windy day with the pitch just about playable, the conditions would be a huge factor of the outcome of the game.
Winning the toss Towers decided to play with the wind in the first half hoping to get off to a good start. That’s exactly what happened with the first score coming after 2 minutes from Towers centre forward Lu Heffernan. Towers charged on from there with more scores coming from Joe Murray, Joey Leech and full forward Tom Cannon putting the Clondalkin boys well ahead with only 20 minutes gone. Excellent defending from full back Alex Judge and some fantastic goalkeeping from Oisín Douglas kept the home team scoreless for 30 minutes until St. Pats slotted together a well taken point in injury time to make the score 0-11 0-1 at the break.
As expected St. Pats came out all guns blazing in the second half scoring the first five out of six points. More points were exchanged but with fifteen minutes left on the clock the home team launched an attack from their half back line with the wing back running up the right sideline, handing it off to the full forward and slotting it into the top left corner reducing the gap to just 4. However this didn’t shake Towers with the reliable Alex O Neill hitting the back of the net two minutes later to seal the game. Pats once again hit back with a penalty late on but by then the damage was done. Towers came out on top 1-15 – 2-05
Towers are now four wins from four in the league, however it is only February and still a long season ahead.
Championship is just around the corner for the lads, commencing last weekend in March.