Soccer : UCC Seniors vs NUI Maynooth

Match Type: CUFL Premier Division South

Date & Time: November 25th 2015, 2:00 pm

Location: Leixlip United

Outcome: lose

Score: 1 vs 3

Match Report: A very difficult to take for our seniors up in Leixlip. UCC started the far more positive side with incredibly organised pressing from the off. It didn't take long for the lads to assert this dominance scoring the opener from almost their first attack, with Sean O'Mahony finishing off at the expense of some scrappy set piece defending. For the next 20 minutes UCC further pressed and had chances, with Maynooth still to threaten with an attack. That was until a cross from the right back troubled Cronin enough to make a mistake. patting the ball into the path of a Maynooth player. This was the moment when Maynooth gained confidence and pushed on. Despite UCC's great work to cut out any Maynooth attacks early, before the half, a loose ball up the right hand side saw a pass played in behind between our two centre half's brilliantly. Despite serious question marks over the linesman's onside decision the number 9 tucked away brilliantly. The second half saw an equal amount of chances served up for both sides with UCC pouring on the pressure to seek an equaliser. Unfortunately these efforts were at a loss, with the Maynooth substitute winger finding too much space doew the left hand side before cutting in and finishing in top class fashion. A dissappointing trip away for the seniors who will look to bounce back away to Bluebell United in the Intermediate Cup this coming Sunday.