Seventh heaven for U-14s

by Gazette Reporter
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STRIKER Jack Maguire was the star of the show as Peamount’s Under-14A schoolboys made it two emphatic wins from two away games in the opening week of the 2013/14 campaign.

Maguire bagged four goals and set-up two others in a sensational solo display in Ringsend Park last Saturday morning that inspired his team to their second big win of the new season.

Following their 9-0 opening-day win at Knocklyon United, Peamount were disappointed to lose 3-2 to Sacred Heart at home in midweek.

However, spurred on by Maguire’s scintillating pace and clinical finishing the Under-14s responded in emphatic fashion against a team who had won their own opening game by a big margin.

Maguire opened the scoring 15 minutes into the half after breaking away down the left and finishing low into the bottom corner across the goalkeeper.

Within 10 minutes another solo run down the left saw Maguire cross for Luke Duddy to score his third goal in three games with a close-range volley.

Number three came before half-time as Maguire again tore Cambridge apart down the left and smashed a high finish into the top corner from the angle.

Within minutes of the second-half restart, the same player crossed for Sean O’Brien to head home number four from close range before he completed his hat-trick with another fine finish from an angle after jinking his way through on the left.

Cambridge pulled a goal back when they earned a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, which was fired into the corner of the net.

However, substitute Conor Gallagher fired home number six for Peamount midway through the half and Maguire, fittingly, rounded off the scoring by breaking free on goal from the half-way line and calmly slotting home.

There was time in the final minutes for Maguire to draw a foul in the box and earn a penalty-kick, but midfielder Daniel Ridge was unable to capitalise, drawing a save from the Cambridge goalkeeper.

Peamount now look forward to a third away game on Saturday when they make the long journey to face Drogheda Boys.

The Greenogue side finished fourth behind third-placed Drogheda in last year’s table, so a result on Saturday would cement their positive start to the season.

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