-After a couple of tough weeks, the boys put in their most assured and clinical performance of the season against a well-drilled Sacred Heart team. Park started with purpose, and scored a brilliant early goal, with Daire finishing well with his left after some slick passing from Ben and Jack. The 2nd came soon after, with some great build-up from Callum and Conor. Sacred Heart then came into the game and was very unlucky not to score, hitting the post twice over the next five minutes. Park finished the half strongly, with Matthew smashing the 3rd goal into the top corner, after some great work from Alessandro and Lewis.
Sacred Heart started the 2nd half well, but we’re unlucky again, this time hitting the crossbar twice in quick succession. Some great fingertip saves from Ciarán and some clever defending from Lewis and Callum kept them out. Parks midfield of Jack, Daire and Ben gradually began to reassert control, and after some great passing moves, Matthew scored 2 excellent goals to claim his hat-trick. Sacred Heart finally got off the scoresheet midway through the second half, but Park always looked in control and more goals from a Daire (who also got a hat-trick) and Ben secured an 8-2 final score.
Man of the match goes to Alessandro whose energy and enthusiasm on the right-wing helped inspire the rest of the team to their best performance of the season. Great win before the half-term break.