Village Reserves reach O’Hara Cup semi-finals

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SEAPATRICK hosted BBOB aiming to maintain their unbeaten home record and progress into the semi-final of the O’Hara cup.

The hosts started the game brightly and dominated possession despite being relentlessly pressurized by BBOB from the first whistle.

Despite BBOBs high workrate, holes began to appear and the village began to threaten goal with a number of corner kicks and free kicks in dangerous areas; Steven Campbell going closest with a 22 yard cross come shot.

Despite all the set plays, it was from open play that Seapatrick opened the scoring with Stuart Cinnamon using his speed to beat the last man and dribble into the box to face the keeper one on one and cooly slide the ball to the keeper’s left.

This goal seemed the settle any nerves that the village had and it was business as usual with a great display of passing and movement leaving BBOB frustrated.

The experienced Sinnamon took the village into half–time 2-0 up with another opportunistic strike in the BBOB box.

The second half started as the first finished with the home side passing the ball about very neatly and creating more chances, especially from wide areas with Campbell, Myles, McAfee and McAvoy all combining well.

The third and game killing goal came from the engine room with Steven Beck driving the ball home hard and low from 20 yards.

The game continued with more chances created from both open play and setplays with Ross ‘Ramos’ Martin going closest with a header from a Mark Myles free kick.

Seapatrick were able to give all three subs a good runout and it was encouraging to see Craig Campbell making his return after a lengthy time on the sidelines due to a knee injury.

This was a solid team display from an ever improving village side that now sits second in the league and awaits a semi final date at home to league leaders St.Mary’s.

Player of the Month was awarded to left back Mark Myles. Mark has been a pain for defences and wingers alike all year and his commitment and skill are both highly valued by him team mates and managers.