- Killorglin AFC 2 – 2 Spa Road
- Killorglin AFC 1 – 5 AC Athletic
The A’s were at home to Spa Road who are a team in similar relegation trouble as ourselves so 3 points was a must. With some changes in personnel – 3 players being drafted in from the B team (Dan Horgan,Kevin O’Brien and Shane Riordan), the A’s got off to a good start with some nice passing and creating some good chances. On around the half hour mark were rewarded with a great goal from captain fantastic “Fla” when from a great corner from Kevin O’Brien he powered home an unstoppable header. Killorglin went in at the half deservedly 1-0 up.
The 2nd half continued in a similar fashion with Killorglin still controlling the game (Jerry O’Brien in great form in midfield) and with about 15 mins left on the clock 2 of the subs combined to score Killorglin’s 2nd. Ronan Sayers rising to flick on a great ball, and Ryan Keane cooly dinking the ball over the keeper for goal number 2 (even though goal line technology had to be brought in to confirm). With 15 mins left on the clock Killorglin looked like collecting a much needed 3 points but with about 5 mins left Spa pulled 1 back and with the last kick of the game Spa got the equaliser. Disappointing in the end but definitely a big improvement and hopefully with weather permitting, a few games together and the win will come. Good performances all round with Kevin O’Brien getting the nod for M.O.T.M. with a hard working performance and unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.
The B team on the other hand, unfotunately had nothing go right. They were at home to AC Athletic who were playing Prem B last year so had plenty of experience. But making no excuses, the ball just wasn’t going where we were looking and after about 10 mins were 1-0 down, and 2 down after about 20 mins. But to be fair to the lads they got stuck in and with about half an hour on the clock got a free about 30 yards out and Sheazo (only back from injury) pulled one back. If we could have held that till the half things might have been different but we conceded again and went in at half time 3-1 down. There were a couple of changes in the second half but to no avail. Another 2 goals from AC and the game finished 5-1. Not a good day in the office and a pity after a couple of good performances but lets hope for better next week. M.O.T.M. went to Chris O’Connor for some good saves in the 1st half to keep us in the game.
That’s it for this week, by the way congratulations to the U-13’s on a fantastic achievement on reaching last 8 of National Cup. Best of luck in the Qtr. finals from all in the senior camp.