Hanover Harps AFC v St Joseph's AFC
u12 league 08/01 12:45
Hanover Harps AFC 5 - 4 St Joseph's AFC

Hanover Harps u12s took on a well organised St. Joseph's in very harsh conditions on the Plots this lunchtime. The game was well contested with much of the early exchanges taking place in a hard fought midfield battle. The breakthrough came when Shay OGrady broke down the wing and crossed to find Masfie Islam unmarked at the back post. The visitors were on level terms minutes later from a corner scored by Owen Fitzharris. Hanover then grabbed a second through a through ball from Diarmuid Redmond finding Nathainel Jakubiec who finished smartly. St. Joseph's were again level within minutes with a good run and finish from Sean Reid. Hanover restored their lead through a Redmond free kick finding O Grady who rose highest and nodded home. Hanover began to find some rhythm and the excellent Mael O Rock made it 4-2 going in for half time.

The second half saw Joseph's get much more joy on the ball and began to apply lots of pressure on a resolute Harps defense. Hanoner made it five from a counter attack with Senan Sheehan releasing Andrian Robu who cooly finished. From a free kick, Sean Reid was unmarked and tapped in to bring the visitors to three. The home side were pushed back from this point and eventually conceded a late strike from Owen Fitzharris to make it what would be the final score of 5-4.

Best for Hanover were: a super fought performance from the whole squad. Joe McDermot, Masfie Islam, Nathaniel Jukabiec and Diarmuid Redmond.

Best for St. Joseph's were: a great all round team performance, particularly Sean Reid and Owen Fitzharris.

08/01/2022 17:19