Crosshaven U12s continued their run of form with a dogged 1-0 win away in Carrigaline on Sunday. Playing on the fast moving all weather pitch in warm sunshine, Crosshaven were unlucky to go in at half time 0-0 after dominating the first half. A well deserved and long overdue second half goal turned out to be the winner as Crosshaven came away with a 1-0 victory. On another day the team could have won by a bigger margin but the bounce off the ball wasn’t quite with the blues’ strikers on the day. Fitness played a part in the warm conditions and the lads kept running to the end. Crosshaven’s goal was never seriously threatened and the single goal victory was the least the team deserved.
The Under 14’s put up a good fight but lost at home to Mallow this morning. A great start led to the blues taking the lead through Padraig Murphy with a great strike. Mallow came back strong and eventually ran out deservedly winners. The lads will keep going and they remain positive in what is a very strong premier division. Put in the hard work in training and keep the heads up.
Crosshaven U15’s were up early this morning to face Mallow Utd who were putting their 100% record on the line against Crosshaven. It was the visitors ability to turn chances into goals that ultimately caught Crosshaven. The home side spurned a dozen first half chances while Mallow converted three from three. Max Harvey provided the first half’s brightest spot for Crosser when he roofed a twenty yard shot to make it 1-3 at the break. For want of a better word the Crosshaven lads received a bollocking at half time & responded accordingly. Zach Murphy from close range made it 2-3 ten minutes into the second half before another defensive lapse saw Mallow restore their two goal advantage. Crosshaven teams though are synonymous with playing with their hearts especially when their backs are to the wall, today was a classic example. The team never gave up. Diego Campos fired home with ten minutes remaining to make it 3-4 before Adam Welch scored direct from a long range free to tie the game up. Both sides in the end happy with a point. Final score 4-4.
Crosshaven U18s went looking for their first points of the season, it was all to play for at Leeds Park. They got off to a bright start with a few half chances, good play from Cian Nolan and Darragh Cogan the creators. With Leeds pressing hard they got the breakthrough 30 seconds from the half time whistle. The lads started the second half well with Joe O’Brien and Jack Kavanagh coming on to create a bit of width, the changes worked and chances came from both wings with Cian Nolan putting one just over the bar and a couple of scrambles in the box. In the last 15 Leeds created a few chances of their own, one forcing a great stop from Tebo who pushed his save onto the crossbar. Leeds kept the ball well and wound the clock down with a few late subs.
It wasn’t to be for the lads today but this was the best performance of the season so far for them, final score 1 nil to Leeds.
The Juniors had a weekend off last weekend but resume league duties away to Leeds on Sunday morning at 10.45am.