Feature game – Leinster Leader
Hoey Spar Moorefield Division 1
Naas AFC 2 Old Fort Celtic FC 1
On Sunday morning Naas AFC welcomed the league Champions Old Fort Celtic to Naas Sports Centre for what was to be a tough encounter in which Naas were looking for the points to help try move into a midtable position.
Naas started very poorly and after two minutes Ross O Callaghan made a silly tackle from behind where he thought he could win the ball from Chris Dent. Penalty to Old Fort where the Shane Lynch made no mistake leaving Anto Burke with no chance 1-0 to the league Champions.
This really sparked Naas into life and after twenty six minutes Lee Freeman managed to break away from the Old Fort defender and was through 1 v 1 and would of made it 1-1 but for a great save from the Old Fort keeper . Both teams began to get on top with chances for both sides .
Naas got back level when a fantastic through ball by Craig Murray found Gavin Kelly on the right who managed to get some space and deliver a great ball to the back post for Lee Freeman to make no mistake this time 1-1 game on .
Old Fort were unlucky not to take however a fantastic goal line clearance by Aaron Ellis saved the day. Naas started to push on from there and took the lead on thirty seven minutes when Gavin Kelly was taken down after a great run, they were awarded a penalty and Naas’s Ross O Callaghan stepped up and make no mistake to the top left hand corner of the Old Fort net giving the visiting keeper no chance to put the home side 2-1 up. Both teams pushed hard to find the next goal and Old Fort Celtic would have got an equaliser if not for great saves by Anto Burke and heroic defender by Robbie Garvey and Aaron Ellis at centre back and John Murphy and Ross O Callaghan keeping the wingers quiet .
Naas started to control the ball with great play in midfield by Craig Murray Lukasz Sarnot and T-Kay and Dara Kavanagh who showed loads of energy. Lee Freeman and Gavin Kelly kept up the pressure up top and were unlucky with a few chances .
A game played in great spirts between two entertaining sides but Naas just pipped it 2-1 from the newly crowned League champs. Best for Naas were Aaron Ellis Craig Murray Ross O Callaghan and Lee Freeman with Man of the match Gavin Kelly. Best for OFC were Lynch and Dent.