In a must win game to mathematically seal our position in the Senior 1 league the lads did it! The game started at a training game pace with Kilnamanagh in celebration mood after gaining promotion to Senior Sunday. We looked a bit edgy from the start with this being our 3rd game in seven days. One of them games was a long midweek trip to Tullamore on Thursday gone. A game were we unfortunately shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw. Bob McKenna scoring all 3 goals at that game and truthfully we deserved to win but we let our 3-1 lead slip in a 10 minute spell. This made this our last fixture so important and a must win as not to leave our faith in other teams results. The game itself was not played at huge pace and midway through the first half Kilnamanagh took the lead with a superb strike from outside the box. It did not take us long to get back into the game with Karl Young scoring the goal. He was played through and he cooly finished the ball into the bottom corner. We then took the lead to make it 2-1 in the second half through Bob McKenna keeping his scoring run going. The game looked to be dead until a surprise cross come shot from Kilnamanagh nestled into the far corner of our net. With fatigue setting in we had to empty the bench and everyone that came on made a difference. The substitutions added much needed energy to the team. With 10 minutes to go Bob McKenna made the break through again to make it 3-2 and that remained the final score. It was such an important goal in the context of our safety with so many players playing with knocks, playing through the pain for their club, coming off the bench and not 100% these past 3 games the players were a credit to themselves and a huge reason we cemented our league status. The impact of the lads knocking on the door from the Saturday league winning side in these last few games were also a big factor in adding freshness to the side. These were all factors that got us to safety. After lock down and the resumption of the season the team won 4 lost 4 drew 1. Anyone that managed to see any of the games would tell you two of our defeats were very undeserving but that's football. With the three points it now means we finish mid-table which shows you how close this division was. We would like to wish Kilnamanagh FC the best of luck next season.
The players will now take a short break and come together soon for the forthcoming season which starts in 4 weeks time.
A very important forthcoming season where we move to Friday night football under lights. It is also our 30th anniversary as Skerries Town Football Club. Well done to all the players, backroom staff, committee and grounds men for their trojan work this season. There is many parts that make a team and this season along with the players they all put in a huge amount of work in for our club!