U14A - Greenwood A 3 Springfield Ramblers B 2

A very poor first half performance saw us go in at half time losing 2-0. We were a totally different team in the second half and deserved our 3-2 win. About 10mins into the second half a through ball over the top found Aaron Gilmore which still had to be controlled, was done so with a great first touch, taken on and powerfully finished into roof of the net to give us our first. Five minutes later a lovely turn and through ball which caught out the Springfield back four by Christopher Duffy set up Oyemen Ayere who controlled and cooly finished with a precise strike across the goalkeeper into the side of the net.

After that goal we seemed to sit back as if to accept a draw with still 20mins left, but with encouragement from both management and attending parents we again lifted our game. With 5 mins left it looked as if a draw was on the cards until Nathan Harris intercepted a clearance and strongly held off a challenge to slot the ball into the path of Duffy who took it on into right hand side of penalty area and when he was about to be challenged by chasing defender he cleverly pulled it back onto his favoured left foot and calmly slotted the ball past the Springfield 'keeper into left side of net to finish off a well deserved comeback.

In what was a much improved second half by all special mention has to go to our back four of David Yoannou, Jamie Foley, John Joe Higgins and Nathan Harris who were outstanding and didn't give Springfield a sniff in second half. This win has put us back on top of league by a point after 4 games.

U14 Match Reports

7th September
Greenwood 3 Ringmahon 1.
This was a really tough battle between 2 evenly matched sides. We started well and a great goal by Darragh O Connor set us on our way. Darragh was on fire and completed his hat-trick with 2 more
fine finishes. Ringmahon pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time.

Ringmahon put everything into the second half but we defended very well and might have added 1 or 2 more on the break. 3-1
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14th September
Lakewood 1 Greenwood 2
We made it 3 wins out of three in the league today. We played very well in the 1st half and took the lead through a thumping free kick from Oran Daly. We failed to add any more goals while on top
and to add to our troubles Oran Daly suffered a nasty injury to his wrist. Get well soon Oran.

We doubled our advantage 10 mins into 2nd half through Ethan
Varian. Lakewood through a lot of hard graft battled their way back into the match and pulled a goal back with 5 minutes to go but the lads held out for another win.

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Junior B Greenwood 1 Killumney 6

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U18 Churchvilla 0 Greenwood 4

Great away win for greenwood which ended 4-0. Greenwood started strongly with Evan kidney and Ryan O Connell coming close to scoring. After 20 mins Greenwood took the lead with a goal from Luke Cotter after great spell of play. From there on Greenwood controlled the game with Shane McCarthy scoring an absolute rocket from 40 yards.

Second half started with Churchvilla trying to attack but Greenwood defense stood solid. Greenwood started there attack again with a goal from Danny Hayes. Greenwood contunied to attack with another great goal from Danny Hayes from 25yards with 5mins left. Greenwood saw out the game with ease.

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U11 Midleton 1 Greenwood 4

Another great performance by the lads today. Two goals in each half and a brilliant penalty save helped us to a hard fought victory against a very talented and organised Midleton team. All the lads were excellent.

Goals scorers:
Ben O Connor 2
Cian McCarthy 2

Penalty saved by Eoghan O Mahony

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Junior B Parkview Celtic 2 Greenwood B 7

Greenwood Junior B fifth league game of the season and came away with a comfortable 7-2 win. Greenwood started first half brightly but went one down but came back to lead 3-1 at half time. Second half was all Greenwood and went on to score four more goals. Scores on the day where Graham Fitton(3), Daniel Chute(2) and Jamie O’Mahony(2). Shane Murphy and Mark Twomey played well for Greenwood.

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U14A Match Reports

Tues 2nd Nov.
Carrigaline Utd 0 v Greenwood A 4
Goals from Oyemen Ayere (2), Aaron Gilmore and a wonder strike from Colin Marrion sealed the points in opening game of season away to Carrigaline Utd. Great performance by all on the night.

Sun. 7th Nov.
Riverstown Boys 5 Greenwood A 5
Clean equally contested game by both teams. Christopher Duffy opened the scoring with a great individual goal after through ball by Aaron Gilmore. He beat the last man and lifted it over oncoming keeper. Riverstown replied with two goals in quick succession to take 2-1 lead. Then after winning the ball in midfield Oyemen Ayere sent Duffy on his way again and in similar style to his first calmly placed it to the oncoming keepers right to make it 2-2. Five minutes before half time Greenwood were awarded a penalty after a foul on Aaron Gilmore. Up stepped Duffy to complete his first half hat trick by coolly slotting it into top left corner. We deserved to go in with half time lead after squandering a few chances but Riverstown had other ideas and equalised on the stroke of half time. 3-3 and all to play for. We started the second half slowly and conceded a fourth within a few minutes, only to be followed up shortly afterwards by a fifth but then everyone dug in deep with John Joe Higgins taking control of defence and Michael Ahern the midfield to settle the ship. Two second half goals by Oyemen Ayere gave us a deserved draw.

Tues Sept 9th
Greenwood A 3 Corinthians Boys 0
After a tight but entertaining first half with few chances for either team we went in at the break 0-0. After a stern team talk we came out stronger in second half. After 10 mins we were awarded a direct free kick about 25 yards out. Up stepped a John Joe Higgins and hit an unstoppable drive into top right hand corner to put us 1-0 up. Ten minutes after that Stephen Burke slotted a through ball for Oyemen Ayere to run onto. He calmly took it on, rounded the keeper and slotted into empty net for 2-0. We were well on top at this stage and in the dying minutes Evan Forest O Brien put the icing on the cake with a third to see us earn a well deserved but hard fought victory and give us 7 points out of a possible 9 in our opening three games.

U17 Match Reports

7th Sep - DOUGLAS HALL 0 GREENWOOD 3
Today our team played douglas hall and recorded a fine 3 nil win. Playing on a very bad pitch Greenwood won the toss and played up the hill for the 1st half. Greenwood found themselves a goal up after their 1st real attack. With some tigerish tackling in midfield the ball fell to the feet of Ryan O Connell who finished the ball to the net to put greenwood one up. Douglas upped the tempo after this and went looking for an equaliser. The back 4 of Steven Mellerick , Evan Coughlan, Ryan McCarthy ,the outstanding Danny Hayes and keeper Aaron Geasley coped with everything Douglas threw at them. Half-time score 1-0.

Playing downhill for the second half Greenwood were the dominant team and deservedly got a second with a powerful header from Danny Hayes. As the half progressed a 3rd goal was scored again from Ryan O Connell. Greenwood thought they had a 4th when Adam Cotter scored with a sweet left footer only to be called for off-side. So it finished Greenwood 3 douglas 0.

Players to mention were the impressive Luke Cotter , Luke (BOOTS) McHale AND Garret O Connor

4th SEP - GREENWOOD 4 MIDLETON 0
Our second game of the season saw us play Midleton in Togher and record our second win of the season .
Ryan O Connell (2) Gareth O Connor and Evan Coughlan were the scorers on the night.

AVONDALE 0 GREENWOOD 2
We played Avondale in our first game of the season and came away with a fine two nil win . This game would be a tester for the lads having played Avondale last season twice , winning one and losing the other . Greenwood started brightly and created chances that came to nothing. Jordan Aherne in goal for greenwood was called upon to keep the scores level. As half time approached , Greenwood scored to take a one nil lead into the second half. In a game with two attacking teams Greenwood got a second to break the Avondale momentum and see out the game. Scorers on the night were Gareth O Connor and Ryan O Connell. Players to mention on the night were Danny Hayes, keeper Jordan Aherne, Ryan O Connell and Evan Coughlan.

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U15 - GREENWOOD 0 ST MARYS 1

Today we played st marys in the 2nd game of the season , and were beaten by 1-0. After a strong start and many chances we fell a goal behind shortly before half-time .

The second half was dominated by greenwood but chance after chance came to nothing. As the game came to a close we found ourselves clean in on goal but a nasty bobble took the ball away from goal. With time added on one more chance was created but came to nothing. Players of note on the day were Troy Flavin, Aaron Twohig, Kenny Lynch and Craig O Sullivan.

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U18 Greenwood 2 Carrigaline 1

The 18s are keeping the winning momentum going with another great win at home against Carrigaline 2-1. We took the lead with a long range goal from Luke Cotter. We were well on top, hitting the post and also with the ball clearly over the line but the referee was not in the best position to see it. Against the run of play Carrigaline equalised. But with 2 minutes to go a great header from Danny Hayes gave us a well deserved win. Great team performance. A big thanks to the U17s for supporting us again today.

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