After another mauling off the unbeaten Champions Elton Vale the match underlined where our strengths and weaknesses lie . Though in the first half we had 6/7 efforts on goal , the second half was a different story . Defensively we were all at sea and our lack of understanding of how to play both an attack pushing on and being able to deal with late runs was all too apparent .
A league table doesn't lie as they say and a third position in a predominantly U18 League was a true reflection of where we are and I said at the start of the season that it would probably be a season of consolidation until next season when our U17 team bar one will be much the wiser for the experience when we will be one of the older teams .
After losing two of our best to higher grade football last season and not having Morgan at our disposal most weeks this has created chances for others .
Some of the highlights were Devs four goals against boundary Park , his first game as a striker . Josh took over his right back berth and was outstanding defensively , a throw back to an old fashioned defender . Luke S in nets was superb stepping in for all the big games , a real team player .
Our only older player Quinny was a revelation at right back getting up and down the wing at will , Samir has been an excellent acquisition especially when he adds a little bit of bite to his game and Rowie and Oisin have been superb in the centre of midfield showing a real consistency in their performance .
Not a bad season when you throw in a League Cup Semi Final so well done to all the lads and thank you also to the parents who continue to watch , support and enjoy the football served up by the lads .
Onwards and upwards next season folks