Connect with us

Local Soccer

S/R Results W/E 7th Feb




Under 13 Premier League

Leeds 1 Springfield Ramblers 2

Springfield-Ramblers came out on top on their return to league action in this away fixture to Leeds. Having not played a league match since 10-Oct-2009 because of the terrible winter weather conditions, it was important to get their league campaign up-and-running again successfully. Both teams were fairly evenly matched for the first fifteen minutes of the game, but from then on James Stoat and Sean McLoughlin started to dominate the centre of midfield for the Cobh team. After twenty minutes James Stoat split the Leeds defence with a perfect pass to John Kennedy, who finished the chance by ‘chipping’ the advancing keeper from the edge of the box. Continued pressure on the Leeds goal towards the end of the first half saw John Kennedy hit the crossbar from a narrow angle and David Gardiner put an effort narrowly wide.

Springfield-Ramblers continued to press in the second half and got the second goal that they deserved after ten minutes, this time from a sweetly struck twenty yard free-kick by John Kennedy, after Sean McLoughlin had been fouled just outside the Leeds penalty area. Kevin Fitzgerald and Gary Stack were excellent in a Springfield-Ramblers defence that restricted Leeds to very few chances throughout the game. However, the Cobh side did concede a ‘soft’ goal from a Leeds free kick with just ten minutes to go, which made the final minutes of the match more tense than they should have been.        

Under 15 Premier League

Springfield Ramblers 2 Blarney United 1

After the euphoria of their National Cup win of the previous weekend it was back to the bread and butter of the Premier League title chase for Springfield Ramblers in this tie at Pat O’Brien Park. Blarney provided stout opposition for this game and having scored early in the first half they were unlucky to concede almost immediately when their goalkeeper failed to hold a shot and Jason Abbott finished the rebound to the net.

Springfield Ramblers took control of the game from then on but it was more of a workmanlike performance compared to their more recent outings. However they played some very good football in the second half but were let down by some wayward crossing and poor finishing from time to time. To their credit the team never stopped working at breaking down the Blarney defence and they were rewarded five minutes from time when Jason Abbott released Dave Curran down the right wing and from his cross the ball was bundled over the line by Daniel Santry to maintain Springfield Ramblers challenge for the title.
Under 16 National Cup

Willow Park (Athlone) 1 Cobh Ramblers 5

Cobh Ramblers advanced to the last 16 of the Barry Cup with a great victory in Athlone with an excellent team performance. After ten minutes the home team threatened to take the lead but the ever alert Sean Baron made a brilliant save, distributed the ball to Danny Lynch who played a fabulous through ball to Alan O’Flynn who scored from twenty yards. Cobh Ramblers were unlucky not to extend the lead when two Peter Nolan Efforts were well saved by the home keeper. With Ross McCarthy and Niall Griffin dominant at the centre of defence Cobh Ramblers started to take control of the game and after a beautiful pass from Jamie Moynihan found Cian Van Wijnen on the left he beat his marker and hit an unstoppable shot from twenty five yards.

With Cian Spriggs causing the home team trouble with his breaks from midfield and Nolan and O’Flynn proving difficult to mark the third goal was not long in coming, the ever alert Eoin Hasting controlled a long clearance from the home keeper and in a swift passing movement fed Dylan McNamara in midfield and with a defence splitting pass O’Flynn was freed down the right, his perfect cross was finished in excellent style by the incoming Nolan.

Cobh Ramblers sensed the game was there to finish off and they did this with clinical finishing going five up before half time with Nolan and O Flynn each scoring a second. Cobh Ramblers played out the second half and were unlucky not to add to their tally when Sam Stapleton played Callum Phelan in but the home keeper saved well. In injury time the home team scored with a very good free kick.

Cobh Ramblers would like to thank Willow Park for their hospitality on the day, Butlers Buses for the transport and also the staff at Coral Leisure Centre for their fitness programme and AST physio for their continued support.
The team would like to wish Mick Nolan a happy birthday and hope he enjoyed his cake on the trip back

Under 15 Division 4

Springfield Ramblers A 2 Leeds A 6


Under 11 Premier League

Springfield Ramblers 5 Rockmount 0

Springfield Ramblers maintained their challenge for Premier League honours with a great win in this competitive league match at the VEC grounds. Adam Horgan was the star with a hat-trick. The other goals were scored by Simon Doyle and Calvin Geasley.

Under 11 Division 8

Rockmount B 1 Springfield Ramblers B 1

This was a good point for the Under 11 Development Squad at Rockmount Park. Springfield Ramblers controlled the first half and took the lead through Aaron Hurley. The goal came from great work by Eoghan Meaney and Raymond Roche to open up the Rockmount defence. The home goalkeeper made a great save but Aaron was there to finish the move. Springfield Ramblers pushed hard for a second goal but were denied by great defending from Rockmount. Rockmount started stronger in the second half and equalised mid way through the half. Steven Burke was excellent in the back line along with all the defence for Springfield Ramblers. Both teams pushed for the win but a draw was a fair result in the end.

Under 12 Premier League

Springfield Ramblers 0 Blarney United 5


Visit our website @

Continue Reading

Trending Locally