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TSDL Youths 4-1 WWEC

FAI Youth Inter-League Cup

TSDL 4 WEST WATERFORD/EAST CORK 1

 

The TSDL secured their opening points in the FAI Youth Inter-League Cup, with a confidence boosting victory against West Waterford/East Cork at Celtic Park, Clonmel last Saturday.

 

The TSDL took the lead in the 37 minute when a long clearance from Luke Trimble found Ashley Laslett and he showed determination and close ball control avoiding three despairing tackles before beating the ‘keeper from a very acute angle.

 

Two minutes later, Rory Maher drilled the ball low into the corner of the goal through a crowd of players after the visitors failed to clear their lines giving the TSDL a 2-0 interval lead.

 

The WWEC were thrown a life-line in the 67 minute when a free-kick by David Williams saw TSDL ‘keeper Liam Lanigan; a mere spectator the majority of this game; misjudge the flight of the ball as it came down off the underside of the crossbar and was bundled over the line.

 

The TSDL quickly regained that two-goal advantage in the 72 minute.  From a Darren McGrath strike, ‘keeper Brian Aherne produced a brilliant diving save pushing the ball around the post for yet another corner-kick.  From an Ashley Laslett in-swinger an alert Darren McGrath was on hand to finish from close range.

 

The TSDL made it 4-1 in the 84 minute when John Carew coolly sent the ‘keeper the wrong way from the penalty spot after Michael Connolly was illegally stopped, following a penetrating run into the penalty area.

 

With the Kilkenny League drawing 1-1 with Waterford, it means that only victory against the Cats will do if the TSDL are to progress to the knock-out stages.

Table             P          W        D         L         G/D     Pts

Waterford       2          1          1          0          + 6       4

Kilkenny         2          1          1          0          + 3       4

TSDL              2          1          0          1          – 4        3

WWEC           2          0          0          2          – 4        0

 

TSDL: Liam Lanigan, John Carew, Harry O’Connor, Luke Trimble, John O’Connor, James Casey, Aidan Croke, Rory Maher, Darren McGrath, Ashley Laslett, Michael Connolly

Subs: Michael Nugent, Sean Breen, David Finnane, Danny Hogan, Graham Kelly, John Keating (GK)

 

WWEC: Brian Aherne, Owen Sweeney, Jamie Keating, Andy O’Riordan, Jordan Sherlock, Pedro Enrique, Gerry McCarthy, Jason McCarthy, David Williams, Jake O’Dwyer, Shane O’Riordan

 

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