DDSL U13b beat Phoenix 3-2
STRIKER Kian Harding struck a clincial second-half winner to give the U13b boys a 3-2 success at Phoenix on Saturday.
Harding's third goal of the season secured the three points for Peamount after the home side threatened to mount a superb second-half comeback.Phoenix had no choice but to go for it after the break following an impressive opening 45 minutes from the home side that saw Sean O'Brien give them a two-goal lead.The winger opened the scoring on five minutes when he latched onto a superb through ball from Luke Duddy and made no mistake with his finish beyond the advanced keeper.
Midway through the half he capped a dominant display from his side when he lobbed home from the edge of the box as Phoenix desperately tried to clear a corner.Striker Jack Maguire was unlucky to see his superb run and finish ruled out for offside before Josh Walker went inches from a third on the stroke of half-time.Walker again went close after the break before goalkeeper Gavin Walsh was forced to make a superb save to deny Phoenix. The home side did pull one back, however, within minutes but Harding regained Peamount's two-goal advantage with a superb first-time finish into the corner after Maguire's superb run from deep.
The visitors were forced to hang on in the closing minutes as Phoenix again reduced the deficit.
Gavin Walsh; Luke Kivlehan (Evan Burke 37) Paddy Carragher, Jack Maguire, Ben Olatoye, Ryan Lam, Luke Duddy, Josh Walker (Kian Harding 37), Stephen Adebowale (Niall Stenson 38), Sean O'Brien (Adam Moorhead 38), Jack Maguire.