Carrick Town capture U-12 title in style

Carrick Town claimed the Sligo/Leitrim U12 title last Thursday evening at IT Sligo after an exciting 2-0 win over Ballisodare United. A goal in each half from Dolan Moreton and Jack Diffley was enough to see Carrick take the prize as they saw off a brave Ballisodare effort.

Carrick Town claimed the Sligo/Leitrim U12 title last Thursday evening at IT Sligo after an exciting 2-0 win over Ballisodare United. A goal in each half from Dolan Moreton and Jack Diffley was enough to see Carrick take the prize as they saw off a brave Ballisodare effort.

Both Oisin Bohan and Oisin Boland impressed for the Leitrim side as their incisive passing and movement meant they dominated play from the middle, while for Ballisodare, Dara Mahon and Kyle Smith gave the Carrick defence plenty to worry about throughout.

In what was an even opening to the game, both sides created opportunities to take an early lead. Carrick were first to the plate with two minutes elapsed as Niall Morahan found space behind Carrick full back Brian Holohan. Morahan did well to get his shot away from a tight angle, but it sailed in front of Paul Woods’ goal with nobody to capatlise on the space at the back post. Ballisodare ‘keeper Maciek Ciaszk had to be alert three minute later when Dolan Morton slipped in behind his marker. Ciaszk getting down early to his right to smother the ball after Morton’s low drive zipped past two United defenders.

Both teams searched for an elusive opener and it came on nine minutes as Carrick took the lead. Oisin Bohan’s neat one two with Moreton left the latter with space to run in to. The Carrick striker looked as if he spurned the opportunity as he brought the ball away from goal, but he managed to turn his shot toward goal and despite the best efforts of Ciaszk, the ball looped over the young goalkeeper and into the opposite corner of the net.

See Wednesday’s Leitrim Observer for full report...