LSL Division 3A Saturday

Kilbarrack United – 3

Bohemians SC – 0

Bohemians Supporters Club arrived in Kilbarrack for this Division 3A Saturday clash on the back of eight straight victories. The previous encounter between the sides on the opening day of the season ended in a 5-0 thrashing with Kilbarrack on the receiving end. But how things have changed since then, that was this Kilbarrack team’s first competititive match and the difference between then and now is like night and day.

A bunch of individuals are now starting to function as a unit, this has become very clear over their last few games. Bohs SC’s hopes of a ninth straight victory were crushed after an excellent all round display by Kilbarrack. Not one United player left anything on the field.

Kilbarrack opened the scoring with some fine work by Robbie Cummiskey with a pinpoint cross which was met by the head of Kaylan Sweeney. Daniel Loftus was pulling all the strings in the centre of the park and Bohs SC were finding it hard to shut him down.

Kilbarrack soon found themselves 2-0 ahead with a goal of the season contender – JJ Nolan rifled an unstoppable 25 yard volley in to the roof of the net and Kilbarrack were now oozing with confidence.

The defence were rock solid and along with goalkeeper David Kiernan they were good value for their clean sheet. Jake Taffe along with Ciaran Whelan held the defence together with an excellent display. Both flank defenders, Max Slobodkin and Robbie Cumiskey were a constant threat on the wings and solid in defence. Kaylan Sweeney and Ger Colton were at the top of their game and formed a solid midfield along with Loftus. Ryan Foster and Eamonn White were the engine behind the trio distributing efficiently and protecting the defence.

Goal number three came by way of a spot kick after Loftus was upended in the box. “Lofty”  stepped up himself to dispatch the kick with ease and the game was over as a contest.

Kilbarrack made four changes and each of the subtitutes, Josh McKenna, Keith Hale, Sean Flanagan and Brian “Bronco” Dennis all slotted into the game with ease and made an impact.

Up next for Frank Spain and Mark O’Riordan’s young guns is a home game against Broadford this Saturday and in this form no team will want to face them