Navan Town 5-0 Carrick Rovers
Carrick's second U15 team travelled to Navan on Saturday last for their opening league match against the division favourites Navan Town. It was the first start for a few new players to the club and the lads were full of excitement.
The U15’s started well with both Paul McGuinness and Brendan Duff working hard in the middle of the pitch. They got to grips with the weather conditions and seemed to enjoy the tussle with the Navan midfield. The game was evenly matched until Navan Town got two lucky goals with five minutes left in the first half. The first took a deflection of the heel of Eoin McCoy and the second was a cross which the wind caught and took away from hand of Aiden Mc Mahon in goal.
In the second half Navan town showed why they are favourites to win this division when within two minutes they increased their lead with a beautiful pass from their No 7 which spilt the defence and the cross was met at the near post by the diving No. 9 of Navan Town. Carrick pushed for a goal with both Paddy O’Rourke and Adam Martin going close after great work by Jonnie Rock and Joe Corrigan on the wings. Navan Town were always dangerous and they opened up the U15 defence with ten minutes to go with their No 10 breaking through and slotting by the keeper. With just injury time left Navan Town got their fifth goal when their No 6 slipped inside the right and his shot went in off the post. Even though it was a defeat the team played well and should improve after their first match together.
U15’s are home on the Shercock Road this Saturday to Oldcastle.
Team: Aiden McMahon, Eoin McCoy, Joe Garvey, Alan Kent, Donal Farrell, Jonnie Rock, Paul McGuinness, Brendan Duff, Joe Corrigan, Paddy O’Rourke, Adam Martin