Baldoyle U14s continued their recent excellent form with a solid display against Skerries this morning. The game started with Baldoyle on the front foot but no clear chances were created. Skerries came back playing some nice football and won a series of corners. The backline of Paul, Arbran, Conor and Colum stood firm to keep the game scoreless.
As the half moved on, the midfield of Josh, Gary and Lewis started to get a firm grip on the game and Baldoyle started to create some chances. Eventually the breakthrough came when Michael picked up the ball on the right just outside the penalty area, beat the fullback and powered past the keeper.
That led to a quick flurry of goals as Zak shot from range to beat the keeper, then a lovely move found Zak free on the left side of the area where he superbly lifted the ball into the net. Another goal just before the half as Michael went round the keeper to score his second and give Baldoyle a 4-0 lead at the break.
The second half stared well for Baldoyle as more good play found Sean in the box, and he was fouled by the keeper. Zak put it away for his hat-trick. The game opened up as Skerries tried to get a consolation and it duly came, a great save by Max but the striker followed to score the rebound. More chances at either end, Luke having efforts ruled out for offside and Lewis and Michael going close. It was Lewis who got the final goal, an excellent solo effort, picking up the ball on the left and driving to the box where he finished powerfully.