U 19 Soccer- Colaiste Muire put 4 past Passage

Crosshaven started the brighter, dominating possession in the opening minutes and were quickly ahead. On 3 minutes, Adam Kiely played a good ball over the top which caught the Passage defence unaware and Kyran Cox made them pay from 6 yards getting Crosshaven off to the perfect start.

Two minutes later and Crosshaven were two up, Anthony Wrenne slotting the ball cooly into the Passage net. It wasn’t long before Crosshaven were three to the good, Peter Jermyn finishing from close range on the 8 minute mark.

It was clear that Passage were stunned at the speed of the Crosshaven start and ,after 10 minutes of all Crosser, Passage started to show they too could play football. The next half hour belonged totally to Passage with constant pressure .Crosshaven were still very dangerous on the break though.

On 26 minutes Passage were back in it with sloppy Crosser defending. At 3-1 Crosshaven looked a bit edgy. On 41 minutes Peter Jermyn picked up the ball on the half way line. Looking up he saw the bad positioning of the Passage keeper and hit a rocket over the flailing arm of the keeper and straight in top corner. A wonder goal! Crosshaven went into the break 4-1 up, but knowing the score didn’t reflect the half with Passage dominating a lot of the game.

The second half started badly for our lads with Passage dominating again from the start. It didn’t take long for Passage to capitalise on their advantage, scoring in the 52nd minute. This put a spring in their step and on the 56 minutes it was 4-3. With Crosshaven playing very far back, inviting pressure, it wasn’t long before the game was all square with a quick break from the Passage right back. Passage kept pushing on, with Jamie Byrne having to be content with scraps upfront for Crosser. With 12 minutes remaining in the game Passage went ahead with a very scrappy goal.

Knowing that they deserved atleast a point Crosshaven pushed on and there were chances for Cian Kingston and Jaimie Byrne. With 3 minutes left Adam Kiely struck a free kick from 35 yards which flew just past the upright.

The stand out performances on the day were from James Meade, right midfield, Cian Kingston, centre midfield, and Jordan Murphy in goal who kept Crosshaven in it time after time.

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