Soccer : UCC Seniors vs Avondale United

Match Type: Munster Senior League

Date & Time: January 16th 2016, 2:00 pm

Location: The Farm, UCC

Outcome: lose

Score: 1 vs 3

Match Report: A very tough loss to take for the Seniors this weekend against Leeside rivals Avondale. The students bounced back extremely well after going down 1-0 to a penalty and equalised no more than two minutes later through Sean McLoughlan. At halftime the 1-1 scoreline was a fair reflection. The seniors started the second half very strong with Daniel Pender having a 1 on 1 opportunity, almost immediately, only to drag his shot wide. UCC were setting the tempo and looking to take the lead but against the run of play a well delivered corner found the head of an Avondale player who nodded home, to put the men in blue ahead. Once again College looked to bounce back after conceding. A loose ball at the edge of the area fell to Darragh Lucey who struck only to have his shot hit off the post, this bounced perfectly into Sean O'Callaghan's path who shot immediately but this rebound was well saved.   Ex UCC player Brian Murphy then sealed the win after the student failed to defend effectively from another set piece. An incredibly tough loss to take for the Seniors who will be looking to bounce back against St Mary's next Saturday in the Farm. A great crowd showed up and supported us this weekend which was greatly appreciated.