It was pretty comfortable in the end for Woodview as they recorded their sixth league win of the season in the U12 First Division with this 2-0 win over second placed Ardee United in Bellew Park on Tuesday night.
A goal by Cody McAreveay, 17 minutes into the second half, set the home side on their way and a second goal by Cian Bromley four minutes before the final whistle completed the win for Woodview and sent them home happy.
Bromley was a livewire throughout the game and tormented the Ardee defence on many occasions with his positive and determined runs.
For Ardee United it was a disappointing result as they failed to really threaten Mark O’Hare in the Woodview goal and, but for a 15 minute second half spell, they will feel they could have done better.
Woodview were very positive from the start and Kyle Duffy Hayes, Cody McAreveay and Oisin Rogers all had chances but Ardee ‘keeper Peter Dickson was always in the right place to save the day,.
At the other end Ardee were quick to counter attack but there was no way past Woodview centre back Oura Jackson who mopped up everything that came his way.
The closest Ardee came to scoring was in the 19th minute when Jamie Murray’s shot struck the bottom of the post and rebounded back off the face of the Woodview keeper and back off the post for a second time but Mark O’Hare was able to scramble the ball away to safety.
Ardee’s best period was in the early stages of the second half when Bobby Butterley’s shot produced a brilliant save by Mark O’Hare on 11 minutes and the same player was powering his way towards the Woodview goal soon after but Oura Jackson’s superb last ditch tackle stopped O’Hare from advancing.
With time moving on, Woodview once again took control of affairs, Craig Callan’s terrific shot was just too high to trouble Peter Dickson and then Cody McAreveay strode into the Ardee penalty area and let fly and watched as the ball simply flew past Dickson and into the top left hand corner.
Woodview were not content with the one goal lead and went searching for a second and they were rewarded when Cian Bromley burst through the Ardee defence and although Dickson narrowed the angle on Bromley the Woodview player did enough to get past him to slot home the second goal.
Bromley was through again two minutes later but this time he dragged his shot wide of the Ardee goals, the away side were denied a consolation goal right on the stroke of full time when Dean Martin’s shot was well saved by Peter Dickson.
Woodview: Mark O’Hare, Andrew Clarke, Mia Rogers, Oura Jackson, Nasser Montipoeime, Craig Callan, Cian Bromley, Oisin Rogers, Kyle Duffy-Hayes, Kyle Connor, Cody McAreveay, Luke Pearson, Kyle Rafferty, Jake McKeown, Samuel Adu, Daniel Camina.
Ardee United: Peter Dickson, Gerard Burton, Finn Duffy, Robert Lamb, Evan Quinn, Seldi Hysin, Dean Martin, Danny O’Brien, Bobby Butterley, Jay Crawley, Dylan White, Dean Kenny, Jamie Murray