Midleton Park Hotel

Under 14A 2012/13 Division 5

Manager - Mike Morris (087)2063628

 

 

 
2012-2013
Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Carrigtwohill United
18
15
2
1
120
12
108
47
Leeds A
18
13
0
5
76
24
52
39
Cobh Ramblers
18
12
3
3
58
10
48
39
Glounthaune United
18
11
3
4
62
28
34
36
Avondale United A
18
8
3
7
43
35
8
27
Blarney United A
18
6
2
10
37
52
-15
20
Midleton A
18
5
5
8
42
71
-29
20
Carrigaline United B
18
3
2
13
24
115
-91
11
Richmond
18
2
4
12
18
65
-47
10
Douglas Hall A
18
2
2
14
21
89
-68
8


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Competition
Venue
Opponent
Result
Scorers
           
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7th April League Home Cobh Ramblers Drew 1-1 Daire Daly
3rd April League Home Richmond Drew 1-1 Michael Curtin
23rd Mar League Away Douglas Hall A Won 3-5 Osman, Michael Curtin, Colin Edgebe x 2, Daire Daly
16th Mar Challenge Away College Corinthians Lost 6-2 Alan Swarbrick 2
9th Mar Local Cup Away Leeds Lost 3-1 Damian Pekala
2nd Mar Challenge Home Midleton U13A Won 5-3 Shane Veillard 3, Ryan Higgins,
Conor Hegarty
12th Jan League Away Carrigaline United B Won 1-8 A Swarbrick 2, Chigozie 2, R Higgins,
C Ryan, M Curtin, Osman
2nd Dec League Away Avondale United A Won 3-4 C Iganabousi 2, A Swarbrick 2
3rd Nov League Away Cobh Ramblers Lost 3-1 Cian O'Regan
29th Oct League Home Douglas Hall A Won 5-2 Chigozie Iganabousi, Cian O'Regan 2, Daire Daly 2.
7th Oct League Away Blarney United Drew 2-2 Chigozie Iganabousi, Alan Swarbrick
           
 
Goal Scorers
   
Alan Swarbrick
7
Chigozie Iganabousi
6
Daire Daly
5
Cian O'Regan
3
Shane Veillard
3
Michael Curtin
3
Colin Edgebe
2
Osman
2
Ryan Higgins
2
Craig Ryan
1
Damian Pekala
1
Conor Hegarty
1
   
   

 

 

 

Under 14A 2012/13 Division 5 Match Reports

League at home to Cobh Ramblers A on Sunday 7th April 2013
Midleton 1 Cobh Ramblers A 1

In sharp contrast to a poor performance midweek, Midleton played their hearts out in this game and were unlucky not to snatch all three points. Michael Curtain had a great game in midfield and also at the back when pressed into a central defenders role half way through the first half. Once again, both teams struggled in gale force winds and, for the second game in a row, the game was not helped by a referee who seems unable to let the game flow and the match descended into a war of attrition.  Playing against the wind in the first half, Midleton battled hard in the conditions to go in level at 0-0. Shane Veillard had a good game in his new right back position and Leon Cahill filled in well at left back for David O'Sullivan. The referee made some good and bad decisions and gave Cobh there best chance from a free kick against Luke when the foul was obviously the other way. However, the kick was well defended. The central defenders played well attacking the ball and keeping chances to a minimum. 

In the second half the game opened up as Midleton came into the game but it was Cobh that scored first. The central defence fell asleep as Aaron made a good save but it was an attacker who followed up to tap the ball in. Midleton did not give up and only a bizarre decision stopped an equalizer when the referee blew up against the home team when clearly onside. Luck was not shining on Midleton with three injuries to Chiggie, Luke and Jakob causing enforced substitutions but Conor, Craig and Killian all did well. Os then put wide only prevented from scoring by the strong easterly wind. It looked like a defeat with time running out when Craig found Daire with a fine ball. From there it was all about Daire's left foot as he hit a curling shot from outside the box into the far corner. A well earned point. Praise goes to all 15 players in a cold hard game. Special praise must go to Aaron in goal. His recent performances have been faultless and he gives the defence tremendous confidence.

 

League at home to Richmond A on Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Midleton 1 Richmond A 1

This was a poor game and Midleton were slightly lucky to get away with a point against a team just one place off bottom spot. Midleton had the best of the first off and through a mixture of poor finishing and some great saves (if sometimes lucky) by the Richmond goalie, had to wait to late in the first half to score. Michael Curtin hit a great shot on the half volley from the edge of the box and over the goal keeper.  However, for all the chances they created, Midleton were not passing very well and the defence had to be alert. 

In the second half, the game swung to Richmond and Midleton were left hanging on. The defence were forced into desperate clearances and tackles and Richmond were unlucky to hit the bar from a free kick. The away team got their reward when a high ball into the Midleton box was not cleared by 3 defenders and the Richmond midfielder scored the equalizer with 5 minutes to go. Chigozie then raced through but went wide with only the keeper to beat but a victory would have been most unfair on game challengers.

 

League away to Douglas Hall A on Saturday 23rd March 2013
Douglas Hall A 2 Midleton 3

The strong wind blowing down the pitch meant that this was always going to be a game of two halves on the large Douglas pitch.So it proved. Midleton started well playing into the wind but were soon under pressure finding the ball difficult to clear with the direction and bounce difficult to predict. Killian Leahy, Adam, David and Jakob struggled manfully with Jakob a commanding presence in the defence but Douglas scored a fabulous long range effort from well outside the box, their player finding the perfect contact to beet Aaron Harte in goal. Midleton were upset with an enforced substitution of Luke Carroll with Illness and Damian had to move from the centre of midfield weher he was having a good game to the left hand side. The first goal was soon followed by too scrappy Douglas goals following throw ins from one of a number of Douglas' suspiciously large players. Midleton however began to play strongly in the last 15 minutes launching numerous attacks as their front players, Chiggie and Alan began to make an impact. The referee somehow missed a blatant penalty call for handball (one of a number of bizarre decisions) and blew up for two offsides as Midleton raced clear from clear on-side positions. Chiggie ran through and from a difficult angle missed the far post but Ossie showed him how do to it when he rolled the ball in from almost the same position. This was a vital goal as Midleton went to half time only trailing 1-3 with the wind in their favour in the second half.

Michael Curtin and Adam Morris were growing into the game with Adam winning tackles and launching attacks from defence whilst Michael was beginning to dominate the centre of midfield. Michael got the goal his form deserved when he drove into the box, beat two men and scored from 10 metres. Midleton has their tales up.  Shane Veillard was having a fine second half at right back and Colin Edgebe was brought on to replace Jakob after a great game. This was Colin's last game in a Midleton shirt as he leaves to lands down under.  A player who went from the academy through U9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 with the club and a player who has often been the rock in defence. He has never scored for the team but became the hero here.  He converted a corner for his first and then scored a long-range wind-assisted effort for the lead goal. There was time for one more when Daire used his sweet right foot from a free-kick to beat the goalkeeper with a stunning shot into the top corner. However, the game was all about one Player, Colin Edgebe. He will be missed by everyone in the team and club and we all wish him well playing for Liverpool in Sidney. 

 

League away to Carrigaline United B on Saturday 12th January 2013
Carrigaline United B 8 Midleton 1

The score looks convincing enough and in truth Midleton were the far better team in every department. However, there were defensive frailties exposed when the midfield players dropped of the pace and failed to cover the defence. That said, Aaron Harte Estou was faultless in goal, Adam Morris made some outstanding tackles in defence, Michael Curtin was peerless in midfield with Daire Daly prompting cleverly from the right hand side and Chigozie and Alan Swarbrick a menace all game showing real pcae, hunger and work. Indeed, they were both robbed of hat-tricks by a manager who refused to let them take a final penalty! The game was played on a mud bath and Midleton went a goal behind when the run (or lack of it) caused confusion in midfield and Carrigaline exploited hesitation to play a forward ball that was lobbed over the keeper expertly by the centre-forward. Indeed Midleton could have gone two behind except for an expert saving tackle by Adam. However, Midleton were exerting pressure and goals by Alan and Chiggie and a good goal by Ryan Higgins gave the score a more realistic look at half-time. Alan was looking very dangerous and only fouls and some desperate clearances prevented him form scoring on more than one occasion.

After half-time Midleton upped the pace. Osman sneaked a goal and Alan scored his second. Alan's form is outstanding and his effort and ability shone in this game. Chiggie scored goal of the game on the break. Adam Morris won the ball in defence and played into midfield. There a quick pass exchange led to Chiggie being in on goal and his finish was sheer class. Penalties, a deserved one for Michaels hard work after his shot was handled on the post by a defender and a first goal for Craig Ryan closed out the game. A brilliant performance and signs of an improving team effort.

 

League away to Avondale United A on Sunday 2nd December 2012
Avondale United A 3 Midleton 4

It was a great outing for Midleton on a heavy Avondale pitch. After a steady start Midleton took the lead through a goal from Chigi Igbanabousu who showed great persistence in pursuing what seemed to be a lost cause, disposed the keeper, and tapped the ball into the empty net. Avondale quickly replied with a good goal but then Midleton regained the upper hand, and following a spell of pressure, Leo Nicosi cut back a ball from the bye-line allowing Chigi to notch his second goal. The half time whistle blew shortly afterwards. At this stage Midleton's midfield were on top with strong tackling from Michael Curtin and Daire Daly in particular ensuring a plentiful supply of possession.

Midleton started the second half slowly and Avondale scored a deserved equaliser when, despite having a number of chances to do so, Midleton failed to clear the ball and a shot from the edge of the box nestled in the net. This setback seemed to galvanise Midleton and once again the midfield took over. Two smart passes from Daire allowed Alan Swarbrick to exploit space he had expertly found and on both occasions Alan tucked away his opportunities nicely. This seemed to give Midleton breathing space but once again Avondale replied. With the score at 3-4 Avondale piled on the pressure and at this stage the defence came into it's own with some tremendous tackling from David O'Sullivan and Damian Pakela in particular. However all that would have been in vain without the performance of goalkeeper Aaron Harte-Estou who made some excellent saves in the last 20 minutes of the game and his display of handling the ball was remarkable considering the conditions. This performance resulted in Aaron being man of the match.

Overall this was a great performance by all of the team, made all the more remarkable by playing a second half, against the hill, which lasted 42 minutes!

 

League away to Cobh Ramblers on Sarurday 3rd November 2012
Cobh Ramblers 3 Midleton 1

Midleton were unlucky to lose a close contest where both teams were evenly matched. However, the home side are well used to playing on the Pat O'Brien Park's slope and took advantage to seal the win with two late goals.  The first half was heading towards 0-0 when Cobh scored with a breakaway goal, the first time the Midleton keeper had been seriously troubled. 5 minutes later, Cian O'Regan, the star of the game, equalised with a well taken goal in the box.

In the second half, Cobh had the slope and used it by launching long balls at the Midleton defence. The defence matched them and Colin Edgebe and Damian Pekala were outstanding in the centre of the back four. Eventually with 10 mins to go, the home sides long ball profited and a goal from the left beat Aaron Harte-Estou in goal. Midleton responded brilliantly carving out a number of chances.  The best of which fell to Dylan Finn-Hannon after an O'Regan run.  Sadly the keeper made an outstanding save and to make things worse, the breakaway led to the third goal.  A strong performance which deserved better.

 

League at home to Douglas Hall on Monday 29th October 2012
Midleton A 5 Douglas Hall A 2

Midleton built on their daw in Blarney with a fine 5-2 win against Douglas. This was a team with fine attacking options through attack and midfield. Chigge Iganabousi and Shane Veillard (1st half) were a constant threat in attack and Chiggies pace and running will make many teams struggle and he got a well-deserved goal in the second half. However, it was the midfield that excelled here with Cian O'Regan and Daire Daly sharing four goals of great quality and were well supported by Michael Curtin and Luke Carroll. Cian scored a cracker from wide left and Daire scored two from the edge of the box. Aaron Harte-Estou was calm in goal but had little to do but defensive weaknesses allowed Douglas to get level at 2 -2 just after half time.

However, fine balls from Adam Morris , Michael Curtin, Luke Carroll and Craig Ryan made fine chances for the hard running attack and midfield and Midleton could and should have scored a few more before running out worthy winners. Craig Ryan had his best game in the stripes of Midleton and Leon Cahill, Damian Pekala and Killian Leahy made great contributions in the second half. A fine game and showing good promise if recent improvements can be maintained.

 

League away to Blarney United on Sunday 7th October 2012
Blarney United A 2 Midleton A 2

Midleton's season is at last underway with a well earned draw at Blarney. The game was exciting with both teams creating chances and the Midleton defence at times fought a rear guard action but the point was well deserved. Chigozie Iganabousi scored the first with tremendous run from halfway to eventually slot into an empty net. The Midleton midfield and defence then toiled to keep the lead at half time.

Midleton were not being helped by a partisan and erratic referee who appeared to give everything Blarneys way. Eventually Blarney equalised but Midleton were still making chances and only two brave blocks stopped Midleton regaining the lead but instead Blarney edged in front after their centre forward man handled Adam Morris of the ball in the box. But Midleton showed tremendous fight and made 2 chances before Alan Swarbrick converted a Daire Daly cross in the last minute. Alan and Michael Curtin were exceptional today and the defence were much tighter than recent weeks with Dylan Finn-Hannon, Adam Morris, Colin Edgebe and David O'Sullivan showing real fight. Aaron Harte was positive and confident in goal and Chigozie was always a threat.

 

 

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