Connacht Junior Cup Rd 1   26/10/2018

Connacht Junior Cup Rd 1

 Moyne Villa 4 Knocknacarra 3

 Our junior team advanced to round 2 of the Connacht Cup after a high scoring game under lights in Headford tonight. 

 After falling behind on 15 minutes we struck back immediately when a corner was cleared to Keelan Jacques on the edge of the box and he struck a cracking volley into the bottom corner from 20 yards. We went ahead 60 seconds later, Eoghan Hennelly winning possession on the wing and finding Stephen Monaghan who duly finished. We went further ahead on the half hour, a super counter attack started by Eoghan, who found Brian McHale and he released Eoghan with a superb through ball who once again squared for Moni to slot home.

 Knocknacarra pulled a goal back shortly after half time before Jack Cleary had a goal disallowed but moments later Jack set up Moni and quick feet bought him a yard of space on the edge of the box and he completed his hat trick from 18 yards. Knocknarra brought it back to 4-3 On 70 minutes to ensure a nervy finale but despite squandering a number of chances and Eoghan harshly having a goal ruled out for off side we help on for a 4-3 win. 

 Best for Villa were Colin O Reilly, Daniel Garvey & Stephen Monaghan