Saturday 20 July 2019

Boys rue missed chances

U-14 premier - Drogheda Boys 0 Palmerstown 4

Drogheda Boys travelled to the capital to take on second place Palmerstown FClast weekend.

From the off Drogheda took the game to their hosts and were playing good passing football and creating chances which through a combination of stout defending and narrow misses weren't converted into goals.

In the end this was to prove the difference between the sides for when Palmerstown created opportunities they converted them.

Their first came on seven minutes and was followed by a second from the penalty spot on 20 minutes.

The third followed almost immediately as the home side adjourned with a 3-0 half-time cushion.

Drogheda didn't let their heads drop and came out in the second half and pressed from the start.

Drogheda's incessant attacking saw them being thwarted by the 'keeper who deflected the ball out from under the feet of an advancing Drogheda forward on the six yard line.

The visitors then hit the bar on two occasions and had a cross/shot cleared off the line by a retreating Palmerstown defender.

Almost inevitably on Palmerstown grabbed a fourth goal from the penalty spot on 54 minutes.

Drogheda continued to work the ball forward at every opportunity and continued to try to get in behind the Palmerstown defence.

However the hosts managed to make a number of last-ditch challenges touch to prevent the final shot from Drogheda. A little more fortune in front of goal and Palmersotwn would have been pushed to the end.

Drogheda Boys: Jamie Casserly, Shane Campbell, Sean Collier, Josh Talabi, David Chrobocinski, Chris Darga, Terence Tientcbeu, Josef Bergin, Taju Adigun, Adam Courtney, Bradley Abbedeen, Cian King, Alan Beattie, Darren Fanning, Sean Tighe.

Drogheda Independent