Village United 1 Millstreet Celtic 0

We were beaten 1-0 by Village in the St Michael’s Cup semi final in a hard fought game. We started well and had the first big chance of the game after 20 mins when Tadhg Collins pounces on a loose back pass. He rounded the keeper but this took him a bit wide and his shot was cleared off the line by a defender. Village had chances as well an despite some good goalkeeping by Piotr Oziast, they took the lead after 30 mins. Collins had a good chance to equalize shortly after but his shot from inside the box went just wide. We had a lot of the ball in the 2nd half but Village defended well and restricted us to just one good chance when Mark Ellis broke free but just as he was pulling the trigger, a defender got back to make a great tackle. Village had a number of chances on the break but found Oziast in excellent for to keep them out. It was a tense finish but Village held out to make the final. Best for us on the day were Piotr Oziast, Alan Murphy and Mark Ellis. Report by Tim Kiely