A wonderful weekend this week for our underage teams at Johnstown FC with goals galore has been somewhat overshadowed by events at our senior’s cup tie on Sunday morning.
Early on Saturday morning our U12s were away to ParkCeltic Summerhill. For the second week running, Johnstown found it difficult to hold on to their lead. Although leading 1-0 at half time through a lovely chipped finish by Adam Donohoe, it was ParkCeltic who started the 2nd half the brighter team and equalised almost immediately after the restart. The visitors then retook the lead through Ronan Maxwell, before a late equaliser for the hosts meant both sides finished with a point each finishing 2-2. Full Report Here
Our U13 Division 1 side easily disposed of Enfield Celtic 7-1 this weekend at the MDL. With 6 different scorers on target, the whole team contributed marvellously to this home win. Johnstown were quickest off the blocks with Ben Ryan opening the scoring in the first minute and went on to stretch their lead to 5-0 by half time. Our goals came from Adam O’Connor, Darren Clarke, Ciaran McCann, Adam Cummins & Darren Finnegan with 2. Full Report Here
Our U15s faced the short trip across town to face OMP United. Goals from Jess and Gavin Duffy put the visitors 2 up before OMP pulled one back. Johnstown soon restored their 2 goal lead and went further ahead thanks to goals from Jerry Kola and Clayton. OMP scored a late consolation making the final score 4-2 to Johnstown. Full Report Here
The performance of the weekend goes to our U17 side who hit double figures as they comfortably overcame their visitors Athboy Celtic by 10-1.
The U18s had fine 3-0 win over Dunshaughlin Youths at the MDL in their NDSL Division B clash on Sunday morning.
Our Senior 1sts succumbed to a very talented Willow Park side from Athlone by 5-0 in their O’Neills LFA Junior Cup 1st Round tie. However, the collapse of young Jake McDermott just before half time shook us all. Thankfully, it is expected that he will be discharged from hospital tomorrow following further tests.Full Report Here
Johnstown FC Team: P. Hegarty, M. Hayden, J. McDermott, M. Mulvany, B. Halpin, J. Flynn, C. Croke(c), E. Sheridan J. Forde, K. Zeberek, A. Kavanagh
Subs: D. Gismondi for McDermott, A. Burke for Kavanagh, O. Pilane for Flynn