Bay United signalled their intent for the new season with a comfortable win in their seasonal opener in the U13 Premier League victory on Saturday morning.
Like Dundalk FC in Tolka Park on Friday night, Bay United produced five first half goals. It was a baptism of fire for Redeemer who were promoted from last season’s First Division.
Bay got out of the blocks early and it took only two minutes to register their first score when Ope Stephens slotted home from close range from Ben Goss’s corner kick and Jack McGrory doubled the advantage for the home team just two minutes later when he headed home a cross by Tom Jackson.
The visitors eventually settled and Latifeh Sanusi was very unlucky not to reduce the deficit on ten minutes but David Odumosu produced a good save to deny the Redeemer striker.
This Bay team were last season’s U12 Cup winners and they have strengthened since that campaign and new signing Tom Jackson then made it 3-0 in the 16th minute when he cut through the Redeemer defence to score a superb goal.
William Apuku and Sean Hill added two more to make it 5-0 at the half-time whistle.
Martin McDonagh tried hard to lift the Redeemer team after the break and he was denied on two occasions by Bay United ‘keeper David Odumosu.
However the result was never in doubt and Paddy O’Callaghan made it 6-0 from the penalty spot and a seventh goal from Tom Jackson completed the rout.
BAY UNITED: David Odumosu, Ben Hughes, Jack McGrory, Conor Brennan, Tom Jackson, Ope Stephens, Alan Jones, Ben Goss, Paddy O’Callaghan, Ahmed Oloran, Michael Begley, Sean Hill, William Apuku, Dami Abagun, Sean Flanagan.
REDEEMER UNITED: Brian McKeown, Sean McAleer, Almani Ariyo, Darren Matthews, Lee O’Hagan, David Jackson, Jason Tuite, Kyle Duffy, Martin McDonagh, Mide Bunjo, Latifeh Sanusi, Tope Oladidi.