The Weekend That Was……..

If it was goals you wanted, then following Johnstown FC this weekend is where you should have been. With each match producing an average 5 goals, entertainment was top of the bill.

The Under 12s began their home campaign with a 2-2 draw against Kells/Blackwater at the MDL on Saturday. The homeside led twice through goals from Adam D. and Benji T. but were pegged back on both occasions. Full Report

The Under 13s B team suffered a heavy 8-2 defeat at the hands of Kingscourt Harps. Our goals coming from Conor M. and Scott D. Full Report

The Under 13 A side fared slightly better, drawing their game 1-1, also against opposition from Cavan in the shape of Bailieboro Celtic. Our goal coming from the boot of Adam O’C. Full Report

Our Under 15s were on the road this week and returned from their clash with Virginia with all 3 points following a 2-1 victory. Johnstown’s goals coming from Jess and Gavin D. Full Report

The Under 17s shared the points with local rivals Kentstown Rovers in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Our Under 18s travelled to Drumcondra in the NDSL Division B and following a 3-1 win came home with all 3 points.

Johnstown’s senior 2nd side travelled to Drogheda for their thrilling McEvoy Funeral Directors B Reserve division clash with Newfoundwell. Despite trailing on 3 occasions, Ronan Croke’s men showed the determination and fight necessary. An own goal followed by strikes from Ray Shields and Darren Killon to ensure they returned to Navan with a share of the points. Full Report
Team: S. Murphy, M. James, J. Lanney, J. Conroy, P. O’Leary, R. Shields, Da. Killon, I. Cahill, S. Conroy, D. Grumley , De. Killon
Subs: E. Farrelly for Grumley, W. Cahill for Lanney

The Senior 1sts suffered a heartbreaking reverse at home to table toppers Kingscourt Harps. Despite playing into a very strong wind, Johnstown led 2-0 at the break, thanks to goals from Daniele Gismondi and Arron Kavanagh. Kingscourt Harps got themselves back on level terms with 10 minutes remaining. With virtually the last kick of the ball, in the 5th minute of injury time, the Cavan men took all 3 points away with them. Full Report
Team: P. Hegarty, M. Hayden, J. McDermott, B. Halpin, B. Clerkin, J. Flynn, C. Croke(c), A. Kavanagh, D. Gismondi, J. Forde, K. Zeberek
Subs: M. Mulvany for Halpin, O. Pilane for Clerkin, E. Sheridan for Zeberek

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