U14s: Greaney Strikes But Limerick Defeated

U14s: Greaney Strikes But Limerick Defeated


Ben Greaney’s second-half strike threatened a fight-back but Limerick were caught on the break late on as they were beaten 3-1 at Mungret Regional in the Under-14 Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The home side started brightly and were the better team in the first half, deserving their two-goal lead at the break.

Limerick too had chances in the opening period but were unable to make them count. Steven Grant’s side came out stronger in the second half and took the game to Mungret, with their full-backs coping much better with the attacking threats of the hosts wingers.

That gave the young Superblues the chance to catch their opponents on the break and they soon did, when Greaney capitalised on a mistake and he chipped the ‘keeper from just outside the box.

After reducing the deficit, Limerick gained the upper-hand but despite creating a number of chances they were unable to convert and they were then caught on the counter late on as Mungret made certain of victory.

Afterwards, Grant said: “We were just not at it in the first half and Mungret were by far the better team. As soon as we got the ball down and played with some courage and took the game to them, we were far more dangerous looking.

“They were quick down the flanks so once we sorted that out and upped the pace of our game, we looked far better. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t get the second we needed and we got caught when we were pushing forward.

“But the lads can be proud of their second-half performance and if we can keep the intensity and pace of our game consistent then we should be fine.”

Report Date: Saturday 20 September 2014