Blarney travelled to Leeds for this last 32 game and played a well organised Leeds team.
Most of the possession was with Blarney in this game and applied most of the pressure. Blarney’s first chance of the game fell to Cian Curran and his close-range header was taken off the line in the 10th minute, then 3 minutes later Gavin O’Sullivan was unlucky when his shot from outside the box came of the crossbar. Blarney were well on top and applying pressure and were unlucky again in the 20th minute when Darragh Ahern latched onto a ball just inside the 18yr box and his shot was pushed around the post to prevent Blarney’s first. The Blarney pressure was rewarded in the 22ndminute when Charlie Cummins broke through the centre of midfield and he swerved his way through three Leeds players and he unleashed a great shot from just inside the18yrd box which flew into the roof of the Leeds net for a well-deserved lead of 1-0 at HT.
Blarney started the second half brightly and again had many chances but failed to take them.
Leeds had a chance to level it in the 35th minute when they played a great ball into the Blarney box to their CF and he was denied by Maher who pulled off a game changing save with his feet. Blarney applied pressure again and with Cameron Lynch tormenting the Leeds defence he made a great break down the right passed two players and his lobbed ball over the oncoming keeper hit the post and went wide. Blarney were rewarded in the 40th minute when Liam Leisk ball across the 6-yard box was tapped in by Cian Curran at the back post to make it 2-0.
Leeds had one more chance and they took it in the 50th minute and the game finished 2-1.
Ben Maher, Jack Dennehy, Cathal McCarthy, Gavin O’Sullivan, Cameron Lynch, Darragh Ahern, Billy O’Sullivan, Cian Curran, Deane Carey, Liam Leisk, Sean Connolly, Darragh Ahern,
MOM Charlie Cummins