A tough task of two games in 48 hrs faced the Under 14 B team. First up was a trip to Ballyboughal on Wednesday 3rd May followed by a home game against Raheny on the Friday.Games with Ballyboughal have been tough affairs and are always closely fought and last week proved no exception. Ballyboughal were looking to avenge a narrow defeat in the feile group games and started brightly with a quick fire goal and a point. Boden regrouped and laid siege to the Ballyboughal goals scoring 4-1, before Ballyboughal lifted the siege. They enjoyed a purple patch approaching half time and had narrowed the gap by taking a few points. Half time Ballyboden 4-2 v Ballyboughal 1-7.
Boden started the second half brightly with the first three scores finding the net. Ballyboughal then exerted serious pressure on the Boden defence but the defence stood resolute allowing a few points but not the all-important goal. We lifted the siege from time to time with crucial points to keep the score board ticking. And although Ballyboughal got a late consolation score, Boden deserved the victory. Special mention to Alannah Norris for an outstanding game at corner back (for a forward!!) and Emily Moynihan who also played the second half in the backs due to injuries.
Final Score Ballyboden St. Endas 7-7 v Ballyboughal 2-15
On Friday we entertained Raheny. Playing into the breeze in the first half scores were at a premium for both teams. Ballyboden lead at the break by 1-2 v 0-1.We came out strong early in the second half and some lovely football lead to some great team scores. We ran out comfortable winners in the end by 4-12 v 2-2.
Once again we had to use the full panel with players playing in unfamiliar positions and everyone contributed to 2 great wins in 2 days. The team is now top of the table having won all six league games.