PWHC Under 16 Boys Update
Under 16 Boys Match Report
Y.M.C.A (2) – Vs – Pembroke Wanderers (4)
The Pembroke U16 boys started their season brightly with a 4-2 win away at Claremont Road. Despite not having a goalkeeper for the entire game that did not phase this strong group of individuals. YM started at a blistering pace and put the Pembroke back four under a lot of pressure with strong runs coming from their midfield and forward lines. Eventually, the deadlock was broken after a YM player broke through and unleashed a reverse stick shot into the roof of the net.
The Pembroke boys begin to gain more confidence and some nice play down the right from Mitchell and James opened an opportunity for Jordi to score. The game at this point was end to end with Pembroke soaking up a lot of pressure and hitting YM with fast counter attacks. YM restored their lead soon after but Jordi again found space in the circle to score his second goal of the game. The score was level at half time.
Pembroke coaches Jason Lynch and Scott Sullivan were delighted with how the team was performing so far but had the belief and confidence that the boys could go on and win this match. A composed 2nd half performance from Pembroke saw them pull away and a hat-trick from our new Spanish player Jordi and a tidy finish from James gave Pembroke a memorable 4-2 win against local rivals YM.
Overall, a fantastic result for the boys in purple as they played without a goalkeeper for the whole game. Every player put in massive shift and thoroughly deserved this victory.
Under 16 Boys Match Report
Railway Union (0) – vs – Pembroke Wanderers (5)
Pembroke went into their 2nd game of the season against Railway Union. Friday night lights at Park Avenue. Pembroke were coming off the back of a good result against YM and the mood within the team was positive with the boys excited for a new challenge against a fit and strong Railway team.
Pembroke started the game well with a few chances falling in the circle but the Railway goalkeeper was on hand to keep the score at nil all. Railway begin to gain more possession and play themselves back into the game. The Railway forward line was fit and very skilful which at times caused the Pembroke back 4 to be put under a lot of pressure. Harrison and Ben kept their composure and dealt with the pressure brilliantly.
The boys begin to play to the level they are capable of and goals from Jordi x2, Cian, Shane and James Neville gave Pembroke a 5-0 win away at Park Avenue. Overall, a satisfying win against a young Railway side but plenty to work on at training in the coming weeks.
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