Penalties Decide Cup Classic
Connacht Cup U-14 First Round
Boyle Celtic 5
Yeats United 5
Yeats win 5-4 on Penalties.
By Ronan Flanagan
Boyle Celtic U-14’s exited the Connacht Cup at the First-Round stage following a defeat on penalties to Yeats United on Saturday morning.
The away side made an ideal start as a deep cross was headed in. One became two a matter of minutes later as another header from a cross found the back of the net.
‘Celtic were awarded a penalty on thirteen as Jude Richardson was fouled in the box after darting down the wing. Cian Carty tucked away the resulting spot kick.
Brendan Kennedy levelled the contest as he lifted the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper on twenty minutes.
The goals kept coming. Yeats regained their lead before Cathal McKeon found the net from outside the box. The Sligo town-based side scored their forth, following a tap in from close range. Half Time: Boyle Celtic 3, Yeats United 4.
Both sides threatened to score at the beginning of the second half, however, both goalkeepers, in particular ‘Celtic netminder Shane O’ Dowd dealt with everything thrown at them.
Boyle’s patience was rewarded after an hour as Tommy Walsh fired home. Walsh got his second and Boyle’s fifth with nine minutes remaining. The cup tie was not over as it became five apiece right before the end.
Full Time: Boyle Celtic 5, Yeats United 5.
There was nothing of note in extra time which resulted in a penalty shootout of which Yeats United came out on top: 5-4.
Boyle Team: S. O’ Dowd, L. Callaghan, D. Butler, M. Carroll, F. Martin- Nolan, C. McKeon, C. Carty, B. Kennedy, R. Newell, J. Richardson, T. Walsh, G. Murray.