Boys’ Cup Run Comes to an End
Our boys footballers’ long Pegasus Cup run came to a halt today with a 3-1 defeat away to Our Lady Immaculate, Darndale. Nevertheless, our players can hold their heads up high after competing so well in a tight, intense match which was a step up in standard for our team.
Goalkeeper Cain won the man-of-the-match award having kept Dominic’s in the game with a string of fine saves. Playing against a strong breeze, our boys went in 1-0 down at the break but were to concede again a few minutes into the second half.
Heads didn’t drop, however, and a great individual goal from Jamie – his ninth of the season – made it 2-1. His team mates pushed on in search of the equaliser but were scuppered by a Darndale free kick which sneaked in to the bottom corner.
3-1 was the final score, perhaps a little harsh on a Dominic’s team who fought bravely in a physical contest. Our players showed skill and tenacity and are learning to encourage each other and “play more as a team” as the season progresses.
Thus ends a Cup run which included a penalty shoot out win against the Cup holders and an extra time goal-fest in Mulhuddart. Our boys now turn their attention to their final League group game in a fortnight’s time, from which they will hope to progress to the knockout stages.