Full Time: Clane Utd 5 Rathangan 0

Competition: U12 Shield

Venue: Doctors Road, Clane Co.Kildare

On the back of a 4-1 home defeat to Naas in the league, the U12 Prem team faced Rathangan (M) in the next round of the KDUL Shield. After a patient start, Clane finally broke the deadlock with a Paul Colbert strike. This spurred the team on and with some slick interchanging play across the mid, opened up the opportunity for striker Caolan Connolly to slot home a 2nd. Playing out of his normal position of striker, Rowan Connolly played a storming game at right back. 1 more goal pre half time from Bobby Coonan, saw the team go in at the break 3-0. Heroic efforts from Scott Johnston in goal kept the scoreline in our favour.

Some planned changes in personnel/ formation in the 2nd half, helped shore up the defensive line and allowed the midfield to dominate against a resilient Rathangan side, this allowed Paul Colbert to get on the scoresheet twice more with 2 very well taken strikes – completing his Hattrick and a resounding 5-0 home win for Clane Utd. Great teamwork along with controlled play and aggression delivered a great result. We move onto the next round with a quiet confidence.

SCORERS

Pauls Colbert x 3

Caolan Connolly x 1

Bobby Coonan x 1

MOTM: ROWAN CONNOLLY

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