Maryborough lose out to St Aengus

Soccer CCFL Division 4A

Maryborough travelled to Mountrath on a sunny Sunday morning last for their first game of 2016. It was Maryborough who started the better, coming close through Brendan Molloy.

St Aengus started coming into the game and took the lead after 21 minutes. A corner kick was whipped in from the left towards the near post. It wasn't dealt with and came through to the Aengus attacker to tap in.

Ninety seconds later it was 2-0. A counter attack from St Aengus came down the right. The winger cut the ball into the centre for the attacker to have an easy of finish.

Maryborough, despite conceding two goals so quickly, didn't drop there heads. They pulled one back three minutes later. A through ball by debutant Ryan Lynch found Sean O'Driscoll. He managed to get his shot off just as the defender tried to block. The deflection took the ball over the keepers head and into the back of the net.

Maryborough finished the half the stronger, coming close through Sean O'Driscoll, his shot coming off the post.

St Aengus started the second half the better team, the ball rarely left the Maryborough half. Six minutes in it was 3-1. The Aengus winger attacked down the right wing, he cut in towards the goals and hit a low shot. The Maryborough keeper unfortunately missed the ball and it rolled into the empty net.

Again Maryborough pushed to try and get back into the game. Their next opportunity came after 68 minutes when Molloy was fouled in the box. It summed up Maryborough's day when the penalty hit the post and went wide.

With 15 minutes left St Aengus wrapped up the match. A goal kick from Maryborough was picked up by Aengus. They beat the offside to be one on one with the keeper and finished well.

Two minutes later Maryborough scored a second. A long ball was sent up to Donnacha O'Reilly. He noticed the keeper off his line and he lobbed the ball into the net.

Aengus scored their fifth with five minutes left. A corner kick to the back post was met by an St Aengus player to finish well. Maryborough finished the match as the attacking team but never threatened the St Aengus goals.

Maryborough: Troy Fagan, Conor 'Yogi' Brennan, Donnacha O'Reilly, Donal O'Driscoll, Conor Brennan, Colm Phelan, Nathan Da Silva, Ryan Lynch, Seamus Lawless, Brendan Molloy, Sean O'Driscoll. Sub's: Philip Lewis, Loi Thanh Thai, Chris Coleman.