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ETP U12 2103-2014

NECSL U12s Vs Roscommon February 23rd

NECSL U12s Vs Roscommon February 23rd.
In their fourth game of the season, the NECSL U12s took on Roscommon in what turned out to be a close encounter. The NECSL went into this game on the back of a comfortable win over Carlow, but quickly found out that a repeat wasn’t on the cards, as Roscommon took the lead early in the game. With both sides playing good football, and a high tempo to the game, chances were going to be created. The NECSL were putting on the pressure, and eventually their chance came. Enfield’s Lewis McKeon played the ball across the box to captain for the day Adam Donohoe from Johnstown FC, who expertly turned the defender to create space, before rifling a shot into the top left hand corner. While Roscommon started the brighter side, the NECSL started to come into the game more and more as it went on.
However, before they could settle into the game, Roscommon hit the NECSL with a fast-flowing counter attack, and a great finish left them 2-1 ahead. The NECSL kept working, and soon after Parkvilla’s Alec Devlin scored with a great strike from outside the area, after a period of sustained pressure. 2-2.
Roscommon had pace up front, and were clearly looking to exploit any counter attacking opportunities. Another break away led to their striker getting through on goal, and he finished with an excellent strike from well outside the area. Once again the NECSL squad were behind, but once again they picked themselves up and fought back. Navan Town’s Jake Murtagh was a threat up front, and came very close after lobbing the ball over a defender and then hitting a volley which just missed the post. A few minutes later he had another shot, which managed to beat the keeper this time, bringing the game level.
After showing great determination to come back from behind three times, they were determined to seal the victory. Eventually the chance came, when a smart thinking and alert Evan Shipp of Kells Blackwater capitalised on a mistake by the opposition goalkeeper to score and put the NECSL in the lead.
The game finished with a 4-3 win for the home side, leaving them with a good record of three wins from four. Next up is an away trip to take on Kildare on the 9th March.


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