Baptism of Fire
By Peter Martin
Ardmore succumb to a superior Lucan team
Ardmore U16's lost 0-2 to a fine well drilled Lucan side last Sunday in Ballywaltrim.
Having been promoted to the Major division this was always going to be an interesting experience , particularly when the Bray boys' first outing was against a team who had finished in a comfortable mid table position in last season's Major division.The Dublin side showed all the signs of a team used to playing at a high standard and gave the home team a tough time in the first half.To Ardmore's credit they defended well in this period and the sides were scoreless at half time.
Lucan took an early lead in the second half and gradually got on top with their slick passing and were rewarded with a deserved second goal in the seventy fifth minute.The play swung from end to end after this and both sides were denied further goals by two very competent goalkeepers. Ardmore's new recruits : Alex Armstrong
; Harry O Toole
and Jack Byrne
blended into the team seamlessly and will undoubtedly be good additions to the panel for the coming season.