Leinster Senior League
Under 19 North
Kilbarrack United 5
Bohemian FC 1
Our Under 19’s continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-1 demolition of Bohemian FC on Sunday morning at Greendale Road. The boys put in another stellar performance to send Bohs home empty handed.
Mervin Mambo opened the scoring with a nice volley after great work down the right by the excellent Conor Purdue, soon after the in-form Mambo had his 2nd as Kilbarrack took complete control of the game.
The defensive quartet of Josh Keegan, Cian Smithers, Alex Bodanea and Adam McDonnell were rock solid with Keegan shining once again in spite of a strapped up ankle. There was a very low moment midway through the first half when the brilliant Eoghan Hampson had to leave the field with what looks like a very serious knee injury. We wish him the very best during his recovery.
Kilbarrack had to shuffle the pack with Aaron Keogh replacing Hampson and starting up top while the versatile Mambo dropped back into the heart of midfield. Kilbarrack finished the half finding their feet with the changes but still comfortable at 2-0.
The hosts started the second half on the front foot and Callum Buchan was pulling the strings with Mambo in the centre of the park, Aaron Keogh and Jake Condon worked tirelessly up front with Condon in particular having an excellent game.
Goal number 3 soon followed and it was a sweet strike from Conor Purdue, much deserved after his hard work.Alan Doyle was also causing the Bohs defence headaches. Purdue added a 4th soon after and his second with another well taken effort.
There was one more goal to come from Kilbarrack and it had to be Mambo to add number 5 to complete his Hat Trick !
Bohs had a consolation soon after with keeper Kayleum Rice unlucky to see the ball creep inside the post after getting a touch.Kilbarrack substitues Liam McDonnell and Jack Redmond came on to put good shifts in.
The win send the boys into second place with two games in hand over leaders Shelbourne Academy.