Leixlip United AFC

Founded 1969

Co. Kildare

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League Cup.Leixlip Utd 7 Ballyoulster Utd 0

Another great result but not the best performance. Aidan Doyle with a switch finish from the edge of the box put us in front and Ryan Good with another good finish from the edge of the box put us two up before the break. Fiacra Martin then bagged a hat trick to put us in complete control. Aaron McDonagh and Jack Doran than rounded off the scoring to send us through to the next round.

U13M Leixlip Utd 7 - 1 Knocklyon 
Our first chance came inside 20seconds but we missed that and every other one until 8minutes into the 2nd half. When we finally managed to hit the back of the net the floodgates opened. Adam, Ben and Dan got a brace each and Charlie C got the other goal. With neither Cherry Orchard or Greystones playing in the league this week we move back to the top of the table.

U14P Leixlip 2 Portmarnack 1
Played with the wind first half and after nearly giving up a goal after a minute we settled. Not much in the early exchanges but we were having the better of it after 15mins and after 20mins after good pressure up top Oisin Stokes laid the ball back to Jaden Lee who cracked a left footer to top corner from 25yards. We were now rolling and winning the ball high up the pitch and Daniel Bradley dispossessed CB but hit his shot straight at keeper. We just couldn’t get a 2nd with the wind. We knew 2nd half we would have to battle and that we did, we nearly conceded from 2nd half kickoff but when we settled we played some good football against the wind and created some great chances we just couldn’t finish but after 20mins the ball fell to oisin stokes who rounded keeper and scuffed a left foot shot in off the post. Even though they were getting chances our keeper Euan made 3 solid saves to keep them out and we had 2 guilt edge chances to put the game to bed but hit them straight at keeper and another crashed off the bar from Daniel Bradley. My nerves were not good when with 5 mins left they scored from a corner after slack marking in 6 yard box. This led to a helter skelter 5 mins but we held out thanks to our defence and a last ditch tackle by joe cribben on the final whistle. Really proud of lads as we had 2 lads go down sick last night but they stood up and got what they deserved for a change.

U15 A-A1 Cup
Celbridge 2 Leixlip United 2 - AET
(4-2 pens to Celbridge)

A cup game that had everything. Local derby, big tackles, late goals, yellow cards, and gut wrenching penalty shoot out. 

Leixlip started with real intent against a strong wind. Excellent one and two touch passages creating multiple goal opportunities. Nevertheless, against the run of play, Celbridge took the lead, putting away a fine breakaway effort just before the HT whistle. 

Early in the second half, Leixlip’s endeavour was deservedly rewarded, an instinctive Adam Cotter follow up to a thundering Conor Jeffrey shot that hit the crossbar. End to end, waves of attack followed with both teams having their moments, Leixlip arguably the most put out not to have won it in the 70 mins.  

In Extra Time, we finally took the lead. A rasp of a free kick from Gabby Floroiu causing all kinds of trouble on the Celbridge box allowing Adam to zip in for his second. To their credit, Celbridge kept up the fight, somehow scrambling an equaliser, echoing their first just before the Ref’s whistle for HT. The last 10 mins flew by with both teams slugging it out till the very end. 

Our best performance of the season would be decided by penalties. Ultimately, Celbridge kept their nerve and go to the next round. 

Coaches super proud of ALL the players today. Shouts out to Adam, Gabby, CJ, Darragh Linnane, captain Oscar Butler but Benj Stoneham did not put a foot wrong and was our pick for MOTM.

Sun Boys U13-7
Esker Celtic 2-2 Leixlip Utd

Another close game with Esker today. We had a really strong first half going ahead 7 minutes with a goal from Josh. We conceded 2 soft goals from corners either side of half time. Our heads never went down and we got the equaliser with 8 minutes left after another mazy run from Setempi and simple tap-in by Glen.
The result was extra impressive with 4 of the lads having played GAA matches beforehand. Fitness levels are definitely improving. That's 3 games in a row unbeaten after a very poor start to the season, keep it up lads. 

U13 Girl Div1
Rathcoole 0 - 3 Leixlip
Another hard battle against Rathcoole this morning. The first half there was little in it, both teams trying hard despite a poorly marked pitch. Leixlip got stuck in and didn't give an inch. Second half was a different story. The first goal after a great run down the right hand side by Niamh Looney, was cut back and tapped in at the back post by Annabelle Carty.....disbelief and uproar on the line when somehow the ref called it offside. He also gave the half way line a 60/40 split so we are lucky we got anything out of today. the first official goal came very shortly after where the ball broke in front of our striker Cadhla Eviston who made up the ground, hit it from outside the box and it flashed by the Rathcoole keeper. Our second was identical to the goal that was disallowed, great work by Niamh Looney down the right hand side, put a great ball across the face of the goal and again Annabelle Carty finished brilliantly at the back post with a run across goal that her marker couldn't match.  It looked like the game was going to finish 2-0 when in the dying minutes Lily Diffney, playing in center midfield made a great run in behind the Rathcoole defence to blast past the keeper, with a great assist from Jazzy Krumina. 
Rathcoole were waiting  for us today following a couple of bad defeats to us......they will be glad not to have to face us again this season.

Swords Celtic 3-1 Leixlip
Very disappointing result. We had 5 lads missing today but even with that we were still playing better football than Swords. We gave away 3 silly goals but more frustrating was the lack of discipline shown by a few of our lads. They responded to a lot of provocation and stopped playing their own game. Nathan Elliott got a nice consolation at the end after a good through ball by George Creaven. If the lads had kept their heads and kept playing football it would have been a different result. Hopefully good learning from this one.

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