Manulla U8s captured the U8 cup at the County Blitz held Saturda
October 14, 2019
Manulla U8s captured the U8 cup at the County Blitz held Saturday on the grounds of Castlebar Celtic. After two draws in their opening games they came up against Castlebar Celtic with the winner hoping for a more favourable draw in the semi-final. The boys emerged victorious on a 3-1 scoreline to setup a semi-final with a very good footballing side from Kiltimagh Knock Utd.
The semi-final was a hard fought battle with chances at a premium which ended in the game finishing scoreless and going to a dramatic penalty shootout that ended up going to sudden death. Not a nice way for any team to go out but luckily we managed to scrape through.
Energised by this victory the boys headed into the final against a strong Conn Rangers team that topped the qualifying group (where we drew with them). High on confidence the team attacked from the off and took an early advantage and eventually ran out 3-1 winners...although there were plenty of nervous moments in the second half.
Congrats to Ollie Cass and the team on their achievement.