27 Nov 2021

Old Bridge march on in Munster Junior Cup

Munster Junior Cup (5th Round)

Old Bridge travelled to Cork last Saturday and started the better of the two teams but found it hard create clear-cut chances on an artificial pitch that was alien to most of the players.

On 11 minutes, Leeview took the lead with their first effort on goal, after a free kick was only half cleared and the ball was knocked to the back post and headed home.

The visitors began to get more acquainted with the surface and dominated the possession for the rest of the half. John Bates had a shot that went just over and after good work from Eoin Leahy and Danny Hogan, and Gino Lonergan found himself in a one on one situation but the Leeview keeper made a fine stop.

The home side had their own chances too however, and could have doubled their lead but for an excellent save by Danny O’Mahoney.

Old Bridge started well again in the second period and after a few half chances, they equalised four minutes after the break when Rory Maher crossed into the box and Paul Ryan rose well to head in to the top corner.

Well on top now the visitors went chasing a second goal, and in the 55th minute got it when Barry Kiely floated in a corner for Noel Walsh to head home.

The third goal came on the hour mark, after excellent interplay between Eoin Leahy, Gino Lonergan and Paul Ryan created the chance and Leahy fired a beautiful shot past the keeper.

Leeview pulled a goal back ten minutes later when a simple ball over the top caught the Old Bridge defence napping and it was finished to the net. They then thought they had equalised late in the game, but the effort was ruled offside and the Tipperary side held out for a well deserved win.

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