Bohemians 2; Tramore 6
Mishak Babatu scored a hat trick as Tramore ran riot against Bohemians in the Property Partners U-11A League as the seaside outfit proved too strong for the battling challenge of the home side, who ended up on the wrong end of a 6-2 scoreline.
It was clear from the opening whistle that the visitors were going in search of all three points and it was Babatu that had the first chance on three minutes but he dragged a right-footed effort wide of the target before Cathal Walsh had a chance for the home side but couldn’t direct his effort goalwards.
Bohemians were denied the first goal on nine minutes when Walsh got free down the right but despite cutting into the area, the youngster saw his right-footed shot come crashing back off the post before it was the turn of Jamie Crogan to deny Tramore less than two minutes later.
The quick Mishak Babatu raced onto a long ball out of defence from Matthew King, however he saw keeper Crogan equal to the task as he saved with his feet before the Bohemians netminder produced yet another glorious save from the same player on 18 minutes.
An excellent quality left-wing cross with his left-foot from visiting midfielder Niall Kennedy on 21 minutes found Babata, who was causing endless problems for the home side, free in the penalty area but he fired over from close range.
Bohemians went in at the break level but by the third minute of the second period, Tramore were in front and it was Mishak that scored the goal as the youngster latched onto a long ball out of defence before cutting in from the right and he planted a low right-footed effort past a helpless Jamie Crogan.
Tramore scored four goals in the space of a seven minute spell that saw them take control of the contest when on 44 minutes, Geoff Holmes turned provider for Mishak and after taking the ball around the keeper, he had the simpliest of finishes.
Sixty seconds later, Niall Kennedy send a cracking 20-yard free kick to the top corner of the net giving Jamie Crogan no chance whatsoever after he had been fouled and it got worse for the men in red and black moments late.
Rory Feely did really well to set up Geoff Holmes, who held his nerve brilliantly to finish superbly from inside the penalty area. The young Bohemians players were deveasted following this goal rush from their opponents and it got even worse on 51 minutes when Mishak was on hand to set up Brian Murray, who fired home from close range.
But their heads never dropped and they scored twice in quick succession when firstly Ross Fitzpatrick headed home a Jack Mahon right-wing corner and it was Fitzpatrick that got the best goal of the game on 58 minutes with a splendid right-footed finish from 25 yards.
However, it was Mishak Babatu that had the final say in this contest as he completed his hat trick in the dying seconds with an exquisite finish after skipping past no less than four tackles before giving keeper Jamie Crogan no chance at all.
BOHEMIANS: Jamie Crogan, Andy Phelan, Ross Battye, Aaron Fitzgerald, Peter Queally, Ross Fitzpatrick, Dylan Norris, Dylan Kerins, Dessie Hutchinson, Darren Burke, Cathal Walsh, Jack Mahon, Chris Thomas, Benny O’Sullivan and John McGrath.
TRAMORE: Matthew Connor, Darragh McCarthy, Niall Dunphy, Matthew King, Ivan Connor, Rory Feely, Daniel Coad, Niall Kennedy, Mishak Babatu, Aaron Coad, Geoff Holmes, Luke Furlong, Brian Murray, Gearoid Hanratty and Liam Goodwin.
Referee: Marky Lucas.