Match Report - Men's Junior Division 2
Maree/Oranmore C 1-6 Kinvara United
Kinvara got their league campaign off to a great start and controlled the game from the first minute as young debutant Padraig Pearl flashed a shot past the keeper early on.
Padraig was involved in our first goal when he crossed to find left winger Ryan Waterhouse who headed home the opener to make it 1-0 Kinvara.
Our second came 5 mins later when a ball over the top found Keelan James who from outside the box chipped the keeper, a special goal for Keelan who made his first start from a bad ACL injury over year ago.
The second half started similarly, Kinvara never let the tempo slow down and added a 3rd when young Padraig Pearl scored a very well deserved goal from the right wing. Oranmore then pulled a goal back from an indirect free kick inside the Kinvara box.
With 20 minutes remaining Ryan Waterhouse put the game to bed with his second goal and Kinvara's 4th of the afternoon which allowed Kinvara to make a few changes and the introduction of Andrew Hogan caused Oranmore serious problems with his pace and immediately he was involved in Kinvara's 5th goal as he picked up the ball just inside the Oranmore half to sprint past the back four and around the keeper only for a great last ditch block on the goal line to deny him, but the rebound was followed by Padraig Pearl to score his 2nd and cap a fantastic debut.
Andrew then rounded off the game with a clever goal from just outside the right hand side of the 18 yard box to make it 6-1 overall.
Special mention to our two young U17s Padraig Pearl and Steven Faul making their debuts, Steven was outstanding at centre half while Padraig put in a man of the match performance scoring two goals..big shout also to Keelan James who made a brilliant return to the team after 13 months out with an injury.
Kinvara Utd: Allen Moran, Colm Moran, Eoghan Hanley, Conor McGrath, Steven Faul, Johnny Linnane (c), Padraig Pearl, Rory Moran, Keelan James, Tom Brennan, Ryan Waterhouse.
Subs: Jeff Stephens, Andrew Hogan, Sean Pearl
Manager: Mikey Concannon