League Cup Group 2 Blessington 18s 2 Parkvale 17s 1

Our 17s went down to a narrow 2-1 loss to Blessington’s 18s at a mild overcast Crosschapel.The opposition were all born in the year 2000.While their  strength at times was impressive our 17s defended resolutely and took the lead with a thumping shot from Colm Nolan, mid-way through the 1st half. Nolan’s opener gave our 17s hope of a surprise victory and we dominated the rest of the half and had 2 chances for a 3-0 lead at half-time.

The second half began with Mattie Mc Cann header been disallowed, Footage of the incident afterwards suggested the ball may have crossed the line but it was not 100% conclusive.

As the game progressed Blessington began to put pressure on the 17s goal, unfortunaly for the away side they eventually conceded in the 69th minute. When the Blessington forward found the net with a low strike.  7 minutes later the Blessington sub grabbed the winner with another low strike from a tight angle.


A good performance from our 17s, who were disappointed with the scoreline, but there were plenty of good individual displays and a very good disciplined team performance.