Some pictures from the Youths win over Lakewood in the FAI Cup. The match report is to follow:
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Regional Park, Saturday 27th December 2008, 2.00 p.m
Ballincollig 1 – 2 Kanturk
This was a game where Ballincollig deserved at least a point and should have gotten something from. With more games played than the teams around them and safety by no means yet assured every point counts. Ballincollig produced the early pressue but it was Kanturk who took the lead with thirteen minutes gone when the ball was left to bounce in the box and their striker made no mistake. They almost got a second two minutes later when a mazy dribble was ended with a gleeful hoof out of the box from the Ballincollig back line.
The home side began to assert themselves though and David McCarthy forced the keeper into a good save and not for the last time in the match the Kanturk net minder denied Ballincollig from the resulting corner. Against the run of play, Kanturk converted a penalty and the ‘Collig were two goals down. Skipper Ian Hayes refused to let the heads drop and lead by example putting in the tackles and getting on the ball. Ballincollig forced a free kick with five minutes left in the first half and as the ball pinged around the box Gavin O’ Callaghan made no mistake putting his team back in contention.
The second half saw Ballincollig create chance after chance but they could not find the equaliser. Eoghan O’Keeffe hit the crossbar with Eric Lynch & Trevor O’Mahony also going close. Kanturk sought to hit the ‘Collig on the counter though and David Lordan made some good saves to keep his team in it. The sweeper for Kanturk was annonyingly having a very good game as was his team-mate between the posts when called upon. Ballincollig continued to push but could not get the second they needed. Best for Ballincollig were man of the match David McCarthy along with Ian Hayes & David Bowen.