Thursday, 3 December 2015

Under 17 Soccer

Wexford CBS 3-0 Borris V.C
Bokerboys advance to last 16 of Leinster
Wexford CBS under-17 team travelled away to Borris V.C in the 2nd round of the Leinster under 17 cup and came away with a very impressive victory. Borris who had accounted for our senior side in the first round of the senior cup hosted what was to be a comprehensive victory for the CBS. Wexford began in a bright manner, Jamie Thomas and Luke O’Neill from the off caused Borris headaches with their pace and direct style on both flanks. The Bokerboys threatened early and flashed a shot just over the bar from Jamie Thomas from wide left. Luke O’Neill whipped in a dangerous ball from the right side shortly after but unfortunately nobody could get on the end of the cross. O’Neill was soon fouled on the right side after some good build up play, Kallum Broaders whipped in a dangerous ball which was met at the far post by the head of Jack O’Leary who found the top corner from close range to give the CBS an early lead. The Bokerboys continued to put some good passes together and had to overcome one or five pretty late tackles in their approach but coped well. Borris did enjoy a good spell midway through the first half where their physical approach seemed to pay dividens as they began to put pressure on the CBS. The backline of Paddy O’Reilly, Kallum Broaders, Jack O’Leary and Ben Butler handled them well enough however and gave them nothing. The best they could muster in this period of the game was a couple of corners which the CBS dealt with. The Bokerboys responded emphatically to their opponents on the half hour a direct ball from defence was controlled by Sam O’Neill who split the defence with a well measured pass finding his brother Luke onrushing from the left wing, Luke beat one defender before slotting past the keeper with a cool finish to double the Bokerboys advantage. Borris did battle well to their credit and were competing at this stage without offering a threat in the final third. Half time 2-0 to Wexford.
The second half saw Wexford CBS approach the game in the way they know best as they moved the ball about with speed and purpose and simply dominated the game from this point on. Jamie Thomas operating now on the right wing received a pass from Paddy O’Reilly and beat his man before whipping in a dangerous cross which Luke O’Neill headed narrowly over the bar. The Bokerboys continued to threaten and allowed their opponents very little opportunity as they enjoyed the majority of possession. Dion Murphy came close to adding another soon after but hit an effort wide. Substitutes were introduced for the CBS and the level of performance did not drop, as the game wore on the home side seemed to lose their discipline and the game as a contest seemed over. Leon Nolan Cullen made it 3-0 shorlty after coming on as a sub as he received the ball from fellow sub Luke Dowdall before drilling a shot low across the keeper and into the corner of the net. With minutes remaining Borris lost their left back to a red card, and as the game ran on the CBS ran out comfortable winners overcoming a tough away test to progress to the last 16 of the competition where they will meet St. Kierans College of Kilkenny. This team is playing well and with belief and stand every chance of progressing in the competition. Best on the day for the CBS were Kallum Broaders from defence, Dion Murphy in the middle and both Luke O’Neill and Jamie Thomas who caused a constant threat up front.
Wexford CBS: Wexford CBS: Adam Dempsey (Wexford Youths), Paddy O’Reilly (Wexford Albion), Kallum Broaders (North End), Jack O’Leary (Wexford Albion), Ben Butler (Wexford Albion), Shane Hall (Wexford Albion), Dion Murphy (Wexford Albion),  Sam O’Neill (Wexford Albion), Luke O’Neill (Wexford Albion), T.J Cousins (Wexford Albion), Jamie Thomas (Wexford Albion), Subs: Luke Dowdall (Wexford Albion) for Cousins (Wexford Albion), Cathal Kirwan (Wexford Albion) for Hall, Todd Hynes (North End) for Butler, Ryan Busher (Wexford Youths) for Thomas, Leon Nolan-Cullen (North End)  for L. O’Neill, also Cian Foley (North End), Gary Hall-Roche (Wexford Albion)

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