Cobh Wanderers Football Club

JUNIORS: Cobh Wanderers 4-0 Passage


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The junior side retained their unbeaten start to the league season with a convincing win over local rivals Passage this morning. A solid defensive display marshalled by the experienced Hastings was the basis for an attacking game which could and should have produced more goals from the home side. Wanderers opened the scoring as early as the 2nd minute when a free from the right was badly spilled by the keeper allowing Damo Brady to tap in from close range. Six minutes later Murphy found himself in on the keeper but his smothered effort fell kindly to Cummins whose left foot ‘strike’ took an age to hit the upright and roll over the line to double the lead. Damo almost added to his tally a couple of minutes later following a good run and cross from Downing on the left picking him out in the box, but his left foot strike was well saved by the keeper. T

here were a few nervy moments up to half time involving Bucks and his own defenders but luckily no damage was done to the score and Bucks went on to record an impressive clean sheet. 2-0 at half time just about gave Passage hope of a result but Andy Hogan put the game to bed six minutes into the second half. Hogan, on for the injured O’ Beirnes just before half time, was allowed to run from his own half to the edge of the area. With the option of Damo running outside him distracting the defence Hogan let fly beating the keeper low to his right for an excellent finish. Murphy and Brady kept the visiting defence on their toes throughout with their energy and Damo grabbed his second and Wanderers 4th on 67minutes. A quick ball forward from midfield caught the Passage defence napping allowing Brady a free run on goal. He dinked the ball over the advancing keeper to complete the scoring. Dave Walsh had a fine display of control in midfield today while Chris McCarthy impressed down the right for the 90minutes. Farrell again put in a ‘vintage’ display at the back.

Scorers: D. Brady 2&67, D. Cummins 21, A. Hogan 51.

Team: David Buckley, Chris McCarthy, Farrell O’ Connor (Jamie McCarthy 62), Barrie Hastings, Will O’ Hanlon, Dave Walsh, Anthony O’ Beirnes (Andy Hogan 43), Damien Brady, Cormac Downing, Dave Cummins (Mike Meany 72), Ian Murphy.