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Springfield Ramblers Match Reports 19/20th September




Springfield Ramblers U12 Premier Division team who went down 2-1 to Midleton at the weekend

Springfield Ramblers 1-2 Midleton
In awful weather conditions Springfield started the match on top playing some great football. The ball was moved well with Luka and Luke making some great runs down the flanks with Mia and Colin controlling the midfield of play.

Jamie led by example all match playing strong and smart football all game dominating in defence. The side started the second half well with a great goal by Danny. Springfield looked comfortable at this stage but took their eye of the game conceding a sloppy free kick at the edge of the box which Midleton took full advantage of making the score 1-1.

The defence continued to hold strong with Dave Sul and Adam defending well. The young side switched off again and conceded a penalty which was put away neatly by the Midleton forward despites Cormac’s great efforts. Despite the consistent attacks from Danny and Mark the side couldn’t get back on top and the game ended 2-1. A lesson learned from the continuously improving young side to not switch off towards the end of the game. Onwards and upwards.

Man of the Match – Jamie.
Best on the day – Cormac, Adam Lynch and Luka.

Rockmount 2-0 Springfield Ramblers
A poor performance from Springfield who really only started to play when they went 2 down 15 minutes from the end. We’ll regroup and go again.

Under 12 Division 4
Mallow United A 5-1 Cobh Ramblers
Another slow start saw Cobh Ramblers 3 down before half time having only a few shots on target. Long range efforts from Conor and a magnificent performance from Maleck were the few highlights of a poor first half. However the second half performance proved to be a much better half as we were much more competitive. Eoin Nicol Currie came close to getting our opener, then Oisin Ahern scored but was ruled off side. Eventually we got the goal we deserved through Donagh McNamara. It was a much better team performance in the second half having scored 1 and conceded 2 eventually losing the game 5-1.

Springfield Ramblers 5-2 Lakewood Athletic
A fantastic result today for the Under 15 team with a great 5 – 2 win against Lakewood Athletic. After a tough start going 1 down in the 1st minute the lads battled back to level it after 10 minutes with Evan O’Leary getting the first of his tally of 4 on the day after a great move down the right.

After 15 minutes we found ourselves behind again after Lakewood got a breakaway goal. Again their lead didn’t last too long as after another good passage of play Evan got his second on 19 minutes. We finally got our noses in front on 26 minutes when Evan completed his first half hat trick.

Two substitutions were made at half time. With Diarmuid Kearney coming on for Emanuel O Neal and Dara O’Connell on for Eoin Kelly. Both Eoin and Emanuel had great first halves and contributed to the lead that we held at this point.

The second half started at a blistering pace as Lakewood tried to get back in the game but to no avail as the lads to a man stood fast and fought for every ball. The work-rate and desire to win throughout the entire panel was great to see.

The fourth goal came 10 minutes into the 2nd half. Lewis Whelan, who was more than a handful for the Lakewood defence was again fouled 30 yards out from goal. Mikey Foley hit in a great free kick forcing an excellent save by the Lakewood keeper. However Dara O’Connell chased the ball all the way in and slotted the ball passed the stranded keeper. The fifth and final goal came with 12 minutes left in the tie. After stopping another Lakewood attack the ball was quickly played out to Lewis Whelan who was about 5 yards inside his own half. He took the ball on for ten yards and saw Evan O’Leary making another great run. Lewis picked him out with 40 yard pass which Evan controlled with the deftest of touches. He then coolly rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the corner passed the Lakewood centre half who had scrambled back to cover his stranded keeper
Centre half Cian O’Rourke with assistance from his sweeper Tom Gill kept Irish international centre forward Tyriek Wright well under wraps.
Under 14 player Howard Murphy replaced the injured Lewis Whelan with 10 minutes to go and showed just how good a player he is and was even winning headers against a 6ft Lakewood player.

The few times the defence was breached there was no way passed Jamie Bates in goal. With less than 5 minutes to go and leading 5 -2 Jamie made a fine save from a 1 v1 with the Lakewood left winger pushing the ball over the bar. From the resulting corner he came and punched the ball away to the right. It was immediately crossed back in with Jamie also springing back to his feet and making another fantastic save as the cross was met by a Lakewood midfielder who volleyed the ball goal bound. The ball again dropped to a Lakewood midfielder however the entire Springfield Ramblers defence was standing on the line behind their keeper and there was no way they were going to concede again.

Overall a great team performance and hopefully we can kick on from here.

Mayfield United 0-2 Springfield Ramblers

Springfield Ramblers A 2-1 Midleton A
Starting 11: Brandon Bilani, Eoin Hovells Jordan Doyle Jack Hallahan (man of the match), Callum Cullinane, Evan Murphy (captain) Jake Walsh, Evan Scannell, Matthew Khan-Moss, Jordan Dunphy, Kane O’ Keeffe. Subs: John Breen, Hugh Scannell, Andrew Condon and Fionn Hanley.

We started the brighter of the 2 teams with great play on the left hand side with Dunphy, Cullinane and Walsh linking up well.

We tested the keeper a few times in the opening 10 minutes and it looked like we would have an easy afternoon. But Midleton took the lead with their first effort on target after some slack defending. Midleton came to life after their goal and it was a more even contest. On the stroke of half-time, Evan Scannell drew us level with a fantastic free kick which found the top left hand corner from 30 yards. Hugh Scannell came on at half time for Khan-Moss. Cobh dominated the second half and were very comfortable on the ball with the majority of possession but without any goals to show for it.

The breakthrough came with 15 minutes left when man of the match Hallahan unleashed an unstoppable dipping volley from 35 yards leaving the keeper without a chance. Cobh defended well and saw out the game to grab all 3 points.
Springfield Ramblers 2-3 Bandon
Goals by Conor Walsh & Luke Quinn. Cobh dug in to fight back from two early goals to come in at half time all square. The second half was decided by a set piece but overall performance was still positive despite the result. We’ll dust ourselves down and move on,

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