U14 Soccer Match Report
Vale Wanderers 0 - Burrin Celtic 1
This game was a worthy cup semi-final match with both teams playing some great football. In the first half Celtic started brighter put could not make early possession pay. Vale soon got into their stride and this match became end to end with both teams giving their all to find the breakthrough. Both defences were playing superb and restricted the forwards to very few clear cut chances. Adam Feeney and Sam Meaney both went close for Burrin and Jim Nolan in goal ably handled everything Vale threw at him.
Half time 0-0.
The second half was more of the same entertaining football: strong tackling, brave defending, everything you would expect in such an important match. Neither team wanted to lose at this stage. It looked as if 1 goal would settle it with real chances at a premium. Vale went very close mid way through the half but the ball went just past the post. Ryan Hollick picked up a loose ball from a corner for Burrin and twice Vale defenders blocked his shots, but his pass then found Sam Meaney who fired home to give Burrin a 1-0 lead with 15 minutes left in the match. Vale battled gamely to find an equalizer, but determined defending kept them out. Rory O' Connor and Adam Feeney also went close for Celtic late
on as they tried to make sure of victory. Burrin Celtic held out to reach the under 14 cup final on a 1-0 scoreline over a brave Vale Wanderers.
Best for Burrin Celtic in a brilliant team performance were Conor Cummins, Ryan Hollick, Mikie Slattery and Sam Meaney.