Under 17s Look To Maintain 100% Record
- Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 14:05
St Patrick's Athletic U17s made it six wins from six at the start of the new season with a 2-1 win over Bohemians at a wet Oscar Traynor Centre on Tuesday night.
The Saints went 1-0 up through Neill Byrne before Bohs equalised, sub Jason Grouse for the winner with three minutes left.
Pat's manager Jamie Moore was delighted with their evenings work.
"We are really happy with how we performed on Tuesday night. It absolutely lashed rain for the whole game which made things very difficult for both teams."
"We had a huge amount of the ball in the first half but didn't create as many chances as we usually do and we had to battle really hard at the end to win it."
Bohemians looked like they might go on to win the game when the equalised late on, but Grouse finished brilliantly from Brian McGivern's cross to give Pats all three points, and end Bohs unbeaten record this season.
Jamie was delighted with the battling qualities his team showed.
"We've played brilliant football in all five of our previous wins this season, Tuesday night was more of a battle performance, Bohs put a lot of balls into our box and we dealt with them very well, sometimes a good performance isn't necessarily all about the football, and I'm really happy with the effort and commitment of the boys as always."
"We used all five subs in the game and everyone who started and came on made a very good impact and that's all we can ask of them each week."
Attention now turns to a home game against Finn Harps on Sunday before an away match against Dundalk in Oriel Park on Sunday week.
"We're looking forward to the game, it was a heavy pitch on Wednesday and we will train on Thursday and Saturday, so we will see how the boys are and we will freshen up the team for Sunday."
"These are our last two games before the summer break, our aim at the start of the season as to perform in every game and win all eight if possible, we've done that six times out of six so far, hopefully we can make it seven from seven on Sunday, but more importantly than the wins, the lads have been excellent in the games and looked to get on the ball and play in the right way which is really pleasing."
St Pats against Finn Harps in the SSE Airtricity League U17 Northern Division kicks off in IT Blanchardstown on Sunday at 2pm.