Bohemians 2; Ferrybank 1
An excellent finish from second-half substitute Sam Hudson Hamm saw Bohemians record a hard-fought victory over Ferrybank in the Waterford Schoolboy Under-13A league at Ben Wadding Park on Saturday morning last.
These two sides that must be complimented for playing football in the way the game should be played, on the ground and in the perfect spirit, which was fantastic to see and was aided by referee Declan Power, who left the game flow throughout.
Hamm was only on the field when he pounced for the winning goal 13 minutes into the second half and although Ferrybank fought to the final whistle, they couldn’t get the equaliser they probably deserved.
The home side could have got off to the perfect start with a goal inside six minutes but when Calum O’Neill raced clear following a pass from Ryan O’Higgins, Ferrybank defender Daryl Griffin got back to clear with a magnificent tackle.
Bohs’ goalkeeper Billy Nolan, who is the younger brother of Irish U-21 star Eddie, came to his side’s rescue to deny the visitors the lead on 11 minutes when he kept out a decent shot from Paddy O’Neill, who had latched onto a pass from Shane Maher.
Ferrybank defended brilliantly during the opening quarter and it took another superb clearance to keep the sides level on 15 minutes when Wally Fatus raced onto a pass from Thomas Martin, but despite taking the ball around keeper Matthew Sheehan, defender Eoin McKenna got back to concede a fruitless corner kick.
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