In the final group stage game St. David’s needed at least a draw to advance from the group. A win would secure top of the group and a home tie in the semi-final.
Right after kick-off the sun came out and despite the cold it was an ideal day for football.
St. David’s immediately started well sporting a 4-3-3 attacking formation with the wingers Tom Martin and James Hayden looking dangerous in attack. This plan of attacks paid off quickly when James Hayden latched onto a slide rule pass and slipped the ball past the keeper to give David’s the lead. Shortly after another through ball, this time from Jakub Stanicki put Tom Martin through on goal. Martin found the net to make it 2-0. Just before half-time a moment of improvisation from James Hayden put David’s three goals up at the break.
The second half consisted of a number of counter attacks which lead to three more goals. two of which came from goals from Jakub Stanicki and a final one from Charlie Farrell.
Overall it was a superb performance from the lads. A semi final awaits against Coláiste Bhríde Carnew in a weeks time.
Congratulations to all involved.