U17s | DFC 0-0 St. Pats
U17s – Dundalk FC 0-0 St. Patrick’s Athletic – Oriel Park – Northern Elite Division
Dundalk FC U17s played out a scoreless draw against St. Patrick’s Athletic FC at Oriel Park on Sunday. Speaking after the game U17 manager, Liam Burns, reflected on what was a good display by the young Lilywhites.
He said: “I’m very happy with the performance that the lads put in. It was a good result because St. Pats are a really good team. Any time over the years that we’ve played them they’ve been in the top two along with Bohs I’m delighted to get a point.
“I thought we were excellent. Both teams tried to play the right way and it was a really enjoyable game, the only thing that was missing was probably goals but anyone who was here seen a really good game of football from both teams.
“From my own point of view I was pleased with the effort and application of the players. Even though I’ve mentioned it the past couple of weeks about the attitude of the side, I thought it was even better on Sunday but our performance with it was very good. If we can keep building and going forward then I’ll be delighted with that.
“Our next game is Bohs away which is going to be a really difficult game. They’re top of the league and they’re playing really well. They beat Derry 5-0 away which is no easy task.
“We know it’s going to be a difficult game but all we can do is concentrate on ourselves because on our day we’re a match for anyone so we’ll be going to Bohs to get three points.”
Dundalk FC are next in SSE Airtricity U17 League action when they travel to Dublin to take on Bohemian FC at St. Aidans on Friday, 24th August. Kick-off at 19.45.
Dundalk FC starting XI: David Odumosu; Jamie Browne, Jack Kavanagh, Andrew Quinn, Mark Traynor (capt); Jeff Nwodo, Christopher McFadden, Sean Kane, Jamie Wynne, Peter Shields; Dwayne McCourt (Ebuka Kwelele ‘61)
Substitutes not used: Luke Doherty
Referee: Daryl Carolan
Assistants: Paul Malone & Denis Dullaghan
Picture credit: Ciaran Culligan/Dundalk Democrat