Celtic Bhoys Score Seven Against Newcastle Swifts

Newcastle Swifts Steamrollered By Celtic Bhoys

Newcastle Swifts Steamrollered By Celtic Bhoys

Newcastle and District Amateur Football League

League Match, Ballyhornan.

Celtic Bhoys 7 0 Newcastle Swifts.

Newcastle travelled to a very cold Ballyhornan on Saturday for this league encounter and were literally caught cold by Celtic Boys who were hot off the mark and 2-0 up in the first twelve minutes writes Cyril McKinney.

McCoubrey was put through down the right side by a great ball from Megahey on 9 minutes and showed great composure as he slid the ball under the advancing McLaughlin in the Newcastle nets.

Celtic Bhoy’s midfielder Millar on the ball as Newcastle Swifts Young moves in to tackle. (Photos by Cyril McKinney.)

Three minutes later Megahey found himself on the right edge of the Newcastle box and hit a cross-come-shot that deceived the keeper in the wind and ended up in the far corner of the net.

Newcastle were finding it difficult in the conditions and added to by the constant chasing and closing down of the Celtic Boys midfield, the dynamo of the team.

On 18 minutes Newcastle had a half chance but Acton missed the target with a near post volley from a Rooney right wing cross, A

And on 23 minutes Acton was denied by a fine save from Fitzpatrick from close range.

These missed chances were punished on 25 minutes when Millar hit a shot from outside the box which again deceived the keeper and ended up in the net much to the dismay of the visiting keeper to make it 3-0.

Caolain Logue for Celtic Bhoys clears up after a Newcastle Swifts attack.

The game went further away from Newcastle on 32 minutes when Sean Ferris scored what was to be the first of his hat-trick.

It was a clinical finish in front of goal from a great surging run and cross from Megahey on the right wing.

Four minutes later Ferris was sent clear down the middle by a clever chip from the industrious Casey and he made no mistake to make it 5-0 at the interval.

Newcastle to their credit came out with a positive approach at the start of the second half but could not engineer any clear cut chances other than a few regulation saves and long range shots.

The game appeared to lose its competitive edge, but the scoring wasn’t finished.

Celtic Bhoy’s forward Sean Ferris in action on an attack to the Newcastle Swift’s goal.

Peter Casey got himself on the scoresheet for Celtic Boys on 80 minutes with an instinctive finish from close range.

And in the final minute Ferris finally got his third goal cutting in from the left wing by unleashing a rasping shot from the edge of the box into the top right hand corner of the Newcastle net giving the keeper no chance.

Celtic Boys showed greater hunger and determination and deservedly took the points on a bone-chilling, cold day at Ballyhornan.

Celtic Bhoys: Caolain Fitzpatrick , Shaun Megahey, Ruairi Quinn, Caloain Logue, Corey McCartan, Jonathan Bell, Craig Millar, Peter Casey , Sean Ferris, Jordan McCoubrey, Cahal Kerr. Subs: Sean Cahill, Jason Dagens, Daithi.

Newcastle Swifts: J McLaughlin, PO’Hare, M Young, J Maginn, P McCarthy, A Watson, D Rooney, D Macartan, T Sexton. D Acton, Subs: N Wills, A Boyle, R McVeigh.