NOTES 24/12/09

Killarney Athletic Notes
Senior B Team
Killarney Athletic B 3 Castlemaine Utd 1
Athletic B recorded an impressive win over Castlemaine Utd in Athletic Park on Sunday with a brace of goals from Pedro Martin with Ozzie also getting on the score sheet, while John Blennerhasset was credited with the away team’s goal. Castlemaine have impressed this year and came into the game 3 places ahead of the home side in the table but Athletic have also enjoyed a very good first half of the season. Castlemaine enjoyed the greater amount of possession early on but made little impact against a very good Athletic defence that had the two Sean O’Donoghue’s forming an impressive centre half partnership, while Tommy Ryan and Micheal O’Sullivan were solid in the full back positions. Douglas Galbraith and Gary Moynihan came more into the game for the home side in the midfield battle and the Killarney lads were in front on 30 minutes when their top scorer Ozzie turned his man in the box to drive the ball low past the keeper from 16 yards. Inspired by the Giles brothers, Castlemaine were back on level terms on 53 minutes following a free kick from their left wing by John Blennerhasset that went all the way to the net with a slight deflection from the head of a defender. Athletic responded very well to the goal and started to play with a lot more ambition going forward with Ryan Carroll and Pedro finding more space up front as both sides went in search of all 3 points. Pedro was rewarded for his efforts on 65 minutes when he headed home a Colin Moynihan corner kick from close range. Castlemaine then came close to equalising on 70 minutes when Giles’ shot hit the foot of the Athletic post following a short free kick. Then Pedro did everything right on 75 minutes when he outpaced his marker only to see his strike also hit the foot post, but he wrapped the points up on 85 minutes when he headed in O’Sullivan’s perfect cross from the left and assure Athletic of all 3 points.
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