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PARK CUT DOWN NEW OAK BOYS

Parkville United 1

New Oak Boys 0

Parkville United finished their season on a high, completing a double in cups in successive weeks by overcoming League Champions, New Oak Boys, to win for the first time, the blue ribbon of cups, the Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup.

The scoreline really does not do justice to United's effort throughout the 90 minutes.

This game was billed as a great final with the Premier Champions facing off against the Premier Cup winners but it did not live up to the billing.

Parkville started the brighter and caused New Oak unbelievable problems with their one-touch football, first to everything and just their will to win every ball.

Emmet Phelan, Mitch Kelly and Jamie Farrell had everything under control and had the Boys on the back foot.

United were rewarded on 15 minutes when Joe Sunderland crossed for Eoin Coleman to score from close range although you have to question where were the New Oak defence.

From that point on Parkville dominated the half. Great work by Conor McCarney on the right wing set up Owen Coleman whose shot was saved by Gavin Dowling on 25 minutes.

New Oak's only chance came on 35 minutes when they shot narrowly wide of the mark.

United went into the break leading 1-0 and it could have easily been more.

New Oak started the second half strong but Parkville's back four stood solid, with the Boys playing the way which made them Premier champions, moving the ball quicker and better.

But still, nothing caused the Parkville goalkeeper, David Earle, any problems.

Conor McCarney for Parkville was causing all sorts of problems down the right wing as he set up Owen Coleman but he was yet again denied by Gavin Dowling in the New Oak goal.

Earle in the Parkville goal made a great save on 65 minutes from a Colin Nolan header.

United pushed for a second goal and should have doubled their advantage when Jamie Farrell set up McCarney but his effort went wide.

Parkville held on for their first Douglas Jewellers Carlow Cup win for great jubilations on the Parkville line.

In a great all round team performance, best for Parkville were Man of the Match Mitch Kelly along with John Farrell, Philip Smithers, and Owen Coleman. New Oak's big names did not perform on the day.


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