Result: Leixlip 3-13 Celbridge 3-5
Date: 15th Sep 2013
We played Leixlip in the second round of the Autumn league in attrocious conditions this morning. We were missing Ross, Johnny, Oisin and Ciaran who togged out but was unwell.
We played up the hill and against the elements in the first half and, similar to the Edenderry match, we started slowly. Leixlip built a strong lead but our lads tapped over a couple of points to leave the scope 3-6 to 0-2 at half time.
The lads played better in the second half but our man marking left a lot to be desired and we gave too much room to Leixlip players. We were also wasteful in possession, dropping too many balls short for their goalie to clear; the strong wind also contributed to us driving wide a number of scoreable chances. We scored 3-3 in the second half to leave the final score Leixlip 3-13, Celbridge 3-5. Niall score a couple of points, Aaron got 1-1, Fiachra scored 1-0, while Conor and Shane both scored a nice point each from frees. Our full forward line was not as productive today it had been against Edenderry.The team worked harder in the second half. Our defenders were under a lot of pressure throughout the match but kept to their task.
We have a friendly match versus Ratoath on Wed evening at 6:30pm. Our next Autumn league match is away to Sallins; the date is likely to be Wed 25th Sep.
Daragh & Ciaran