Following on from their first round 7-0 victory over Ballincollig Community School, and their second round 7-0 victory over Millstreet Community School, the under-16 County Cup team continued their impressive campaign with a well-deserved 3 – 2 win away to Coláiste Mhuire, Cobh.
Although Cobh settled quicker into the game, DCS started to impose their passing game and created a couple of good chances. An early cross was met by the head of Andy O’Connell, and his looping header found its way into the far corner. Douglas Community School continued to push forward, and a long ball out of defence from Jack Buckley was met on the half-volley by Andy O’Connell for a sublime finish from outside the box.
In the second half Cobh again settled quickly into their rhythm, and a missed clearance from a corner reduced the lead to 2 – 1. Cobh continued to push and got the equaliser 10 minutes into the second half. The DCS midfield again took hold of the game and started to dominate possession. A powerful run from winger Luke O’Sullivan, finished with an explosive shot into the roof of the net, put Douglas Community School back into the lead. Cobh continued to push for the equaliser but the DCS defence held firm and an excellent recovery tackle from Jack Wilkins in the dying minutes ensured the victory.
Douglas Community School advance to a semi-final, with hopes high of a day out in Turners Cross before the year is finished.