Under 16’s maintain excellent winning run

By on March 13, 2017

Last Saturday our U16 Footballers togged out for their fifth round league clash, their opponents Naomh Barrog from Kilbarrack. It was a beautiful spring day in Clondalkin and the pitch had just been freshly lined thanks to Tony Quinn.

Conditions were perfect for a match that was going to be tough & physical for both teams. Towers were hoping to get off to a good start but Barrog had the same intention and got off to the better start claiming the first 2 points of the match. Towers counter attacked and made a lot of good runs forward however they failed to capitalise with 6 wides and 3 attemps for points dropping short in the goalies hands. Barrog continued to put the pressure on but a counter attack by Alex Judge, Sean Hampson & Joe Murray saw the ball in the back of Barrog’s net. That didn’t stop Barrog and they kept piling the pressure and were deprived of a goal with some great saves by Oisin Douglas who maintained a clean sheet during the first half. Towers lead at half time 2-5  to 4 points.

As expected Naomh Barrog came out all guns blazing in the second half scoring an unanswered goal & a point within the first 5 minutes. Joe Murray stepped up to the mark and scored 2 brilliant goals and a point. Barrog conceded a penalty, unfortunately Towers failed to capitalise and Borrogs goalie pulled off a brilliant save. More points were exchanged with Joey Leech & Lu Heffernan scoring. Final score Towers 4-8 Naomg Barrog 2-7.

The lads have the first round of the championship in 2 weeks time.