Kee shines in MCA victory
IT was mixed fortunes for Maiden City Soccer teams this weekend.
There was an impressive 8-4 win for the U12’s over Enniskillen Rangers, but also in the National League the U13’s lost 2-1 to Oak Athletic.
Maiden City Academy U12...8
Enniskillen Rangers U12...4
MCA started the game brightly and after a couple of early misses took the lead when Keelan Gallagher worked a bit of space for himself on the edge of the box and scored with a great strike which gave the keeper no chance.
City quickly made it two when Josh Kee found himself in the right place from a corner to fire high into the net.
This became three when Odhrán Friel who was having a great game in midfield played in the perfect ball for Josh Kee to run onto and finish well past the keeper with his left foot.
To their credit Enniskillen got back into the game with two quick goals just before half-time to leave it 3-2 to City at the break.
The second half started with City back in control and they made it 4-2 when Josh Kee found himself through on goal again and neatly lifted the ball over the advancing keeper to complete his hat-trick. Conal Cunningham made it 5-2 when he turned inside the full-back and showed great composure to slide the ball easily past the keeper.
It was 6-2 when a great run by Keelan Gallagher saw him brought down in the box for a penalty which saw Odhrán Friel make no mistake from 12 yards out and send the keeper the wrong way. Still the goals kept coming when Josh Kee made it 7-2 with a well taken goal from just inside the box.
A couple of lapses saw Enniskillen grab a couple of soft goals to make it 7-4.
With a couple of minutes to go Josh Kee topped off a man of the match performance when again through on goal he chipped the keeper with ease to score his fifth goal of the day.
MCA U12: Adam McGonagle, David Lavery, Ethan McLaughlin, Corey Walsh, Tiernan Feeney, Vincent Auld, Odhrán Friel, Darragh Coyle, Dylan Mullally, Josh Kee, Keelan Gallagher. Subs: Conal Cunningham, Mark Spencer.
Oak Athletic U13...2
Maiden City Academy U13...0
These two local rivals played out a hard fought, entertaining and very even game on Saturday in the pouring rain at St Ceclilica’s College.
The first goal in the game saw the home side’s centre forward reacted first to pass the ball into the corner to give his side the lead.
The decisive moment in the game came five minutes from time when the Oak striker somehow managed to deliver a cross despite being outnumbered, when the cross came in Tom McLaughlin was unfortunate to turn it into his own net,
MCA U13: Ben Mills, Ross Barr, Christopher Clifford, Tom King, Tom McLaughlin, Jamie Robinson, Matthew McGarrigle, Jordan O’Doherty, Ben Bucannon, Cathel O’Kane, Cahir McMonagle. Subs: Aaron Rush, Conor Polley, Ryan Ward-Mulrines, Luke Toland, Cormac Norris (all used).