A poor weekend all-round for the Johnstown teams, with only the Under 12s and Under 13s picking up wins.
The Under 12’s were away to Parkvilla with the venue changed to Kells facilitating drainage works on the Villa pitch. Goals from Luke D. and Adam D. followed by a fine 2nd half backs-to-the-wall display by the whole team meant Johnstown left with all 3 points after a 2-1 victory in this the opening NECSL fixture for both teams. Read the full report here http://johnstownfc.ie/match/1292/
The Under 13s had an excellent result away to Virginia winning 2-1, Darren F. with a brace, before the home side pulled on back on the break. Read the full report here http://johnstownfc.ie/match/1291/
The Under 15s were unlucky not to take a point from their opening clash with Athboy in the MDL. Athboy took an early lead before Dylan scored an equaliser just before the interval. Midway through the 2nd half, Athboy scored a fantastic goal from all of 30 yards which proved to be the winner as a missed penalty from Johnstown meant the game finished 2-1 in favour of the visitors. Read the full report here http://johnstownfc.ie/match/1289/
The Under 17s had a hard fought but well earned 2-2 draw away to Carrick Rovers ensuring neither side left this encounter empty handed.
The Under 18s also played out a draw, this time finishing 1-1 at home to Donnycarney on Sunday morning in the MDL. Johnstown got off to the best start imaginable with their goal coming in the first minute from the boot of Mark Grumley, however shortly after the restart Donnycarney were back on level terms. Red the full report here http://johnstownfc.ie/match/1499/
Johnstown’s Senior 2nd team suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of McEvoy Funeral Directors B Reserve division league leaders Muirhevnamor FC of Dundalk. Derek Killon scoring the consolation goal in a 4-1 reverse. Read the full report here http://johnstownfc.ie/match/1353/
Johnstown’s Senior First team fared little better, suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Cavan Town in their John Gorman Motors Division 2 clash in Cavan. Johnstown’s Kacper Zeberek scoring his side’s sole reply to Cavan’s 3 goals ensuring the points remained with the home side. Read the full report here http://johnstownfc.ie/match/1359/