Match Report Junior 1st Team

Charleville AFC 4

Holycross 3

Charleville AFC are the current league leaders of Division 1A after a thrilling 4-3 victory on Sunday morning vs the then league leaders Holycross FC. At halftime it looked a very different story with the 1st team trailing 3-0 and lucky that it wasn’t 5 or 6, but after some “Words” at halftime the team turned the game on its head and registered 4 2nd half goals to take the points and make it 4 wins in 4 games for Adam Castle’s newly assembled side. Pa O’Callaghan got the first 2 goals through individual brilliance, Gary Ward evened up the scores with a 25 yard rocket of a shot into the bottom corner and shortly afterwards the turnaround was complete when Shane Dillon worked himself some space on the edge of the box to fire Charleville in front on 70 minutes. The defence superbly marshalled by centre back paring of Jeremy Bridgeman and Darren Butler held firm under a late onslaught from the visitors to secure the win as the full time whistle sounded. The game was a great advert for League 1A soccer, and the majority of supporters went home delighted with the teams 2nd half response to a poor opening to the match.

Team: Matt Roche, Brendan Murphy, Ciarain Carey, Mark O’Halloran, Jeremy Bridgeman, Darren Butler, Ken O’Donoghue, Gary Ward, Pa O’Callaghan, Shane Dillon, Sean McCormack. Subs Used: Jason O’Hara, Mark Kavanagh, Kieran O’Donoghue. Not Used: Shane Butler