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The girls travelled to Wilton to play their penultimate game of the season with nothing to play for but they improved their unbeaten league run to 5. It was a tough physical encounter with plenty of niggle. Wilton scored on the break against the run of play but within 10 minutes SR had equalised from a Megan Bell trademark direct free kick from 25 yards out into the corner of the net.
The second half saw both teams with chances and misses and in the end a draw was a fair result.
U13 Premier
Springfield 4 Mallow 2

Having started the better team Springfield found themselves 0-2 down after 15mins. A stunning free kick from Eoin Cullimore and a sublime individual goal from Peter Ziga got us back on level terms by half time.

Springfield dominated the second half playing some superb football and were rewarded with two goals from midfield from Jake O Brien and Rory Pierce.
Best on day Peter Ziga Harry Danaj and Adam Hastings.
Well done lads.
Under 12 Premier
Ringmahon 4 v Springfield Ramblers 2

In the closing game of the season this young side yet again showed how much they have improved since the start of the season.
We started by far the stronger side playing lovely football with Joe dominating in the middle of the park. The back three of Adam L, Jae and Neil were strong throughout the half putting in solid tackles and staying organised for set pieces. Ryan played well up front holding up the ball with Luka, Adam D and Colin making some lovely runs off these plays. Springfield got their first from a corner ball that was headed home superbly by Colin. Springfield upped their tempo from here on out with Luka playing outstanding football on the left linking up with Colin and Jae. Luka got the second goal also from a great header after another set piece.

The boys finished the half comfortably and they looked to be going for their second win of the season.

However this was a game of two halves and Ringmahon came out of the blocks quick in the second half to gain two quick goals to make it two all. Sully and Jamie played strong defensive football and held off the motivated Ringmahon with Danny marshalling the defence clearing balls well and passing it forward to Luke and Daniel on the flanks. Cormac played a blinder in goals and made some class saves which isn’t reflected in the score line. Mia and Neil did well to control the midfield but Ringmahon scored another goal to make it 3-2.

A deflated Springfield let in another goal to make it 4-2 but it didn’t stop them pushing forward with Jonah using great skill to nearly get another for Springfield.

This was a tough end to a tough season for a side that is constantly developing and as one of the coaches Jason Abbott said at the end if they keep playing the football they played today we will have a killer team next season. Thanks to new player Josh who travelled today to support the team despite being ill.

Best on the day goes to Colin, Cormac, Jonah and Danny with MOTM going to Luka.
Under 14 Division 4
Springfield Ramblers edge 7 goal thriller
Springfield Ramblers 4-3 Rockmount

The Cobh side kept the promotion dream alive after an excellent display against a strong Rockmount side. Jake Walsh gave Cobh a dream start by firing an excellent volley into the far corner after great work on the right wing from Matthew Khan-Moss. Walsh had to be replaced moments later by Andrew Condon after getting winded. Condon’s impact was immediate and he was unlucky not to double the home side’s lead as his shot trickled past the far post. Cobh dominated the first half with Rockmount unable to cope with Cobh’s excellent passing game. Condon was unlucky again moments later as his shot sailed millimetres wide of the top right corner. However, Rockmount pulled themselves level on the stroke of half time after a lapse in concentration by the home defence.
The 2nd half was a totally different match as both teams upped their game.

Cobh continued to hunt for the 2nd goal but it was Rockmount who went ahead catching the home team on the counter with the outstanding Jack Hallahan very unlucky not to clear the ball after a superb cross from the Rockmount left flank. Moments later Kane O Keeffe pulled Cobh level after an amazing solo run which saw him skip past 5 Rockmount players before slotting the ball home. There was another twist in the match as the away again grabbed the lead after a long kick from their keeper sent the Rockmount midfielder through on goal and he calmly slotted home. Rockmount needed all 3 points as they battle relegation and began to defend in numbers with 20 minutes to go. It looked as if the Cobh side had lost their spark and would suffer defeat as they struggled to break down Rockmount’s stubborn defence. With 12 minutes left, Evan Murphy produced a real captain’s goal as his 25 yard strike buried itself into the bottom corner and really brought life back into the home team.

Cobh sensed the opportunity to grab a winner and it happened with 5 minutes left on the clock as Jordan Dunphy put in a pinpoint cross to the back post where Hugh Scannell headed the ball back across the box for Evan Scannell to smash home the winner. The win sees Cobh guarantee their safety in the division and can still get promoted, needing only 1 point from their remaining 2 games. Full credit must be given to Rockmount who matched Cobh throughout the match. A special mention must go to Matthew Khan-Moss and Jack Hallahan who were fantastic throughout the game.

Team: Brandon Bilani/ Callum Cullinane, Jordan Doyle, Jack Hallahan, Hugh Scannell/ Jordan Dunphy, Evan Murphy, Jake Walsh, Evan Scannell, Matthew Khan-Moss/ Kane O’ Keeffe, Andrew Condon, David Hughes, Shane Mahony, Eoin Hovells
Well done Mia

Well done to Mia O Connell on her match with Cork yesterday. Mia (pictured bottom row last first on left) played a blinder and scored a cracker of a goal. Great work Mia you continue to do your coaches and club proud!


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