CYM Two Quick Off The Mark

UCD AFC were beaten 2-1 by CYM Terenure in the Leinster Senior League Saturday Major 1A.lsl



UCD AFC fell to their second defeat of the season following a 2-1 loss away to CYM Terenure in the Leinster Senior League Saturday Major 1 A. UCD began the game in disappointing fashion, conceding two goals in seven minutes and gave themselves a mountain to climb that proved impossible against a stubborn and well organised Terenure defence.


UCD started the game in sloppy fashion misplacing passes and failing to clear their lines which invited the inevitable pressure. It was a misplaced pass in the middle of the park that lead to Terenure taking the lead. Incisive wing play lead to the ball being fed into the box and a smart finish later and UCD were one down.


Minutes later it got worse for the stunned students. This time the UCD defence was split by a ricochet that fell nicely into the path of the CYM striker who advanced on the keeper and finished expertly.


UCD began to get a foothold in the game and with the aid of the extra man in centre midfield started to create chances. Unfortunately, the net behind the goal defending the nearby houses was put under more pressure than the net on the goal as UCD misfired time and again.


The second half saw more of the same as UCD tried to find a way through the extremely well marshaled CYM defence.It was Philip Byrne who finally managed to breach the defence smashing the ball into the back of the net from close range. It was the only bright spark in an extremely disappointing game for the Belfield Students who fall to second place in the table.


UCD AFC: Barber (Kelly), O'Neill, Bourke, Dent, Curtin, O'Toole (Byrne) , McErlane, Glancy (Lehane), Sargeant, O'Brolchain, Ward