Football: SAINTS MARCH INTO CUP FINAL; Impressive St Michael's move step closer to silverware ST MICHAELS .......... 2 BOOKER JUNIORS ...... 0.
Byline: By LOUISE GOULDING
ST MICHAEL'S scored in each half to bag an important 2-0 victory over Booker Juniors in the semi final of the under-12s South Liverpool Cup.
St Michael's, who finished second in the table, were troubled by third placed Booker Juniors with two minutes gone when a well worked move saw Neil Bunting pass to Nduka Kemjica, but his shot was pushed around the post by goalkeeper Tom Stewart Arthur Thomas Stewart (January 11,1892–October 10,1972), more commonly known as Tom Stewart, was a Democratic United States Senator from Tennessee from 1939 to 1949.
Stewart was born in Dunlap, Tennessee. .
However, St Michael's began to get on top of their game and were awarded a free kick on 14 minutes, but Nathan Woodruff's low drive was blocked by a defender.
Moments later, St Michael's opened the scoring. Dillon Corrie controlled the ball well in the middle and sidefooted through a crowded penalty area into the net.
The goal added confidence to St Michael's game and they should have gone further ahead on 18 minutes when Corrie lofted a free-kick towards Marcos Crockett, but the midfielder's effort went over the bar.
Booker Juniors were unfortunate not to equalise when a long thrown in by Jordan Kevan found Alex Mills, but his header struck the post.
The second half began with St Michael's dominant and their first opportunity fell to David Vaughan David Vaughan may be:
St Michael's increased their lead when Ben Chan's weighted ball split the Booker defence and Crockett was on hand to finish with aplomb a·plomb
Self-confident assurance; poise. See Synonyms at confidence.
[French, from Old French a plomb, perpendicularly : a, according to (from Latin ad-; see .
St Michael's continued to create chances and were unlucky not to make it 3-0 when a long ball from Kyle Rawlings found Lavelle but he was denied by Christopher. Booker keeper Christopher frustrated St Michael's again on 44 minutes as Crockett supplied Lavelle, who a struck fierce drive, but Christopher made an excellent full length save.
A minute later his counterpart was called into action as Daniel Kelly Daniel Joseph Kelly (born September 1, 1883) was an American long jumper and sprinter.
He attended the University of Oregon, where in 1906, he equaled the world records in the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes in the same day. raced down the right wing, outpacing St Michael's defence, but his goalbound effort was tipped behind by Stewart.
Booker pushed for a consolation goal and went close in the last minute when Kemjica tricked his way down the left wing and cut the ball back for Kelly, but his shot went agonisingly wide
Man of the match
Nathan Woodruff The central defender was calm on the ball and made good use of possession
How they lined up
Tom Stewart David Vaughan Nathan Woodruff James Bradley
James Bradley (March 1693 – July 13, 1762) was an English astronomer, Astronomer Royal from 1742. Dillon Corrie Gerard Barton Michael O'Brien Michael or Mike O'Brien may refer to:
Michael Christopher David Bond Jack Curran Jack Curran is the current baseball and basketball head coach at Archbishop Molloy High School. Since he took over from Lou Carnesecca in 1958, he guided the Archbishop Molloy baseball varsity to more than 1,300 wins and 17 CHSAA titles, while coaching the basketball varsity to Mark Donga Tom Ellis Jack Larsen Nduka Kemjika Daniel Kelly Jordan Kevan Jonathan Southern Neil Bunting
Words from the wise
'It was a well contested game by both teams, but we deserved the win.'
Terry Lavelle, St Michael's manager
'We got beaten by the better team on the day.'
Alan Christopher, Booker Juniors manager
CLOSE CONTROL: Jonathan Southern tries to break through the St Michael's defence (above). Jack Curran stretches to reach the ball (below), while Booker clear (right; BOOKER JUNIORS (l-r): Back: David Bond, Nduka Kemjika, Jonathan Southern, Michael Christopher, Alex Mills, Mark Donga, Neil Bunting. Front: Jordan Kevan, Daniel Kelly, Kyle Rawlings, Jack Curran, Tom Ellis, Tom Walker, Jack Larsen, Andrew Hardy; ON THE ATTACK: St Michael's squeeze through the Booker defence (above and below), while team-mates pounce on Marcos Crockett after scoring (left; IN SAFE HANDS: Booker Juniors keeper Michael Christopher Pictures: GEOFF DAVIES; ST MICHAEL'S (l-r): Back:Dillon Corrie, Nathan Woodruff, Michael O'Brien, Tom Stewart, James Bradley, Josh Lucas, Jack Buckley. Front: Ben Chan, Andrew McGann, Marcos Crockett, David Vaughan, Sean Lavelle, Gerard Barton, Michael Rice