Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Gorey C.S 1 – 1 Wexford CBS 
Wexford CBS came away from fierce rivals Gorey Community School with a well-deserved draw on Friday 7/11/2014 after a tough, tense game of superb quality. As always with these two sides the football on show was of a high standard. Gorey took the game to the Bokerboys from the off and really took the upper hand in midfield from the offset. Wexford CBS were put under enormous pressure, every time they lost possession Gorey came charging at them in a quality team effort pressing hard down the wings looking to create an opening. Wexford CBS were weathering the storm quite well and gradually gaining a foothold in the game until around 15 minutes into the game disaster struck. CBS were sloppy in possession at the back and really should’ve cleared their lines but failed allowing the home side an effort on goal which was deflected over for a corner kick. From the resulting corner Wexford again failed to clear with some sluggish defending presenting Gorey with an opportunity from which they fired in a low cross from the left which deflected off a CBS player into the net. 1-0 down. Gorey continued to press and their right winger was having a major impact within the game and causing Wexford a number of problems. Towards the end of the first half the Bokerboys galvanised themselves Darragh Rossiter was having a great game at left back and was driving the side forward as much as he could, Cian Doyle won a free kick wide on the left, Rossiter swung in a dangerous ball with Gorey failing to clear properly it took an outstanding save from Corey Chambers to keep Gorey ahead. However the Bokerboys felt aggrieved as they felt they should’ve been awarded a penalty, Eoin MacDonald was dragged to the ground as he followed the rebound but somehow the ref missed it. Wexford continued to have the better of it for the rest of the first half forcing a couple of corners and Mikey Lawlor and Jessie Farrell both firing over decent efforts.
The beginning of the 2nd half was a nervy affair for the Bokerboys after some farcical play, Tony Crosbie attempted a back pass to unsuspecting keeper Dylan Bolger who was forced to clear hastily, straight to a Gorey midfielder who almost left the CBS with egg on their faces after his well-placed effort rebounded off  the inside of the post into Bolger’s arms. Gorey pressed again seeing a left wing cross bounce off the top of the crossbar. However the momentum was soon to swing entirely Wexford’s way, coinciding with the introduction of the lively John Hamilton who gave a passionate display full of energy and added a physical edge they were lacking on the left, the Bokerboys upped to their tempo and game to an entire new level, it was fantastic to watch as they played truly exceptional football as they hunted for a goal. Eoin MacDonald and Cian Doyle turned the game on its head from the centre of midfield and were dominating through the middle putting Gorey on the back-foot, Mikey Lawlor got on the end of a Farrell through-ball and as he pulled the trigger was taken down inside the box, but still no penalty awarded. Wexford were throwing everything at Gorey and Shane McGrath came close to scoring a spectacular effort from distance but his effort was tipped just over, every CBS player can be proud of their part as the team in its entirety combined from then on working together and really displaying again their best efforts. Jessie Farrell and substitute Shaun Donoghue came close with efforts. With ten minutes remaing and third time lucky the CBS were awarded a penalty after a Gorey player used his hand to block a through ball played towards Cian Doyle. Darragh Rossiter stepped up and fired home into the right hand corner of the Canadian international keepers net. A well-deserved equaliser for the Bokerboys who dominated the second half. Gorey looked to respond but found the central defence pairing of Ryan Byrne and Lar Stoutt in no mood to allow any openings. CBS pressed themselves looking for a winner but Gorey stood up well too. A fair result, after a tough but brilliant match. There was a feeling that these two sides may meet again in this competition as they did in the final of the under 16 competition three years ago, with very little to separate these two it may well be an exciting encounter yet again, however at this stage the Bokerboys have played both Pres Bray and Gorey C.S away from home and in 5 games are yet to lose. The team have built great momentum which they will need to carry forward as they progress through the competitions. Another fantastic team performance full of heart and courage as well as some top quality football, yet again all substitutes were used making a tremendous impact a real strength of this team is the strength in depth they possess. Best on this day for CBS were Lar SToutt, Darragh Rossiter, Jessie Farrell, Cian Doyle and man of the match Eoin MacDonald

Wexford CBS: Dylan Bolger (North End), Aaron Goodison(Wexford Bohs), Lar Stoutt (North End), Ryan Byrne (Wexford Bohs), Darragh Rossiter (Forth Celtic), Mikey Lawlor (North End),  Eoin MacDonald (Wexford Youths), Dylan Dixon (Blackwater), Cian Doyle (Wexford Celtic)  Jessie Farrell (North End), Shane McGrath (Wexford Bohs) Subs: Tony Crosbie (North End)for Goodison, John Hamilton (Forth Celtic)  for Dixon, Shaun Donoghue (Unnatached) for Lawlor, Gary Cullen (North End) for McGrath, Emmett Ryan (North End) for Farrell

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