Singin’ in the Rain!
The U15 Boys’ soccer team celebrate following their epic 2-1 victory over Ashbourne C.C. this afternoon.
This was a ‘must win’ game for the lads. Played in desperate conditions, we were gifted a fortunate lead early on. However Ashbourne were resurgent and soon it wasn’t only the clouds that were looking ominous! Level at the interval, CC started the second half brightly, pouring scorn on nature’s disfavour and then took the lead from a coolly-converted Kyle Costello penalty.
The lads then really rode their luck with our goal leading an increasingly charmed life. A combination of the woodwork and some genuinely jaw-dropping saves from Darren McDermott kept our lead intact. Narcisse Kangila was our rock at the back but all the lads defended manfully, showing tremendous character to hold on for the win that ensures we progress to the next round.