JUSTIN BURKE reports on the NEFL Kilmessan Shield semi-final Enfield Celtic 9, Woodview Celtic 1.
Dave Byrnes Enfield Celtic side are through to the NEFL Kilmessan Shield Final this Thursday at the MDL grounds where they will meet Parkvilla FC after they easily disposed of Woodview Celtic in today's semi final in Enfield.
It only took them five minutes to open the scoring, Sean Coloe playing a lovely pass in behind the Woodview Celtic defence and Shane Harris raced onto the ball before controlling it and slotting the ball past Rory Staunton in was deputising in goal.
Shane Harris then turned provider for the home sides second goal of the match as he sent a curling ball into the box from the outside of his right boot and Carl Corcoran charged into the path of the ball to smash it home to the delight of his team mates.
Just on the half hour mark, two became three as Dean Brennan took a quick free kick which caught the Woodview defence napping and Harris was first to the ball and calmly placed the ball into the far corner of the net.
Eight minutes before the interval Harris claimed his hat trick, Cian O Hare ran onto a pass down the right wing and he swung it in to the penalty area where Harris didn't connect perfect with the ball but got enough on it to see it across the line.
The second half continued as the first ended as Enfield increased their lead with Sean Coloe collecting the ball in his own half, he played a one two with Shane Harris and Coloe found himself one on one with the keeper and made no mistake from close range.
Harris wasn't finished yet as he grabbed his fourth goal of this tie and Enfield's sixth of the match as he ran onto a pass from Carl Corcoran and with just the keeper to beat he put it in the near post.
Enfield Celtic were soon in seventh heaven as Dale Hurst won the ball from a Woodview defender and Matthew Harris was alert to take on the ball before firing a low shot across goal and into the bottom corner of the net.
Woodview Celtics miserable day at the office wasn't finished yet as Cian O Hare was next to get his name on the score sheet, O Hare playing a neat combination with Matthew Harris before placing the ball past Staunton to make it eight nil.
The away side were to finally grab a consolation as Robert Mackin sent a long pass up to Jason Myles, the substitute still had a lot of work to do beating his defender and the finish with the outside of his boot would question why he was on the line.
Enfield of course had the last word of this semi final tie, Substitute Niall Regan chased down a Woodview defender and robbed him of possession of the ball and he had only the keeper to beat and confidently slotted home the ninth goal of Enfield's incredible scoreline.
Enfield Celtic went through to the final where they meet Parkvilla and known that they only met last week when Parkvilla won 2-0 to win the league this should be a lot closer of a game. Manager Dave Byrne said he has struggled to have a fully fit squad all season and his side like to play counter attack football and they will be ready come Thursday .
Enfield Celtic - Ray Ryan, Conor Geraghty, Carl Corcoran, Dean Brennan, Paul Burdett, Thomas Coloe, Nathan O Neill, Sean Coloe, Shane Harris, Christian Crawford, Cian O Hare. Subs - Dale Hurst, Niall Regan, Matthew Harris, Evan Kyle.
Woodview Celtic - Rory Staunton, Shay McCarroll, Conor Mackin, Daniel Mulligan, Shane Taaffe, Robert Curran, Robert Macken, Niall Mackin, Conor Mackin, Raymond McCann, Dean Brown. Subs - Stephen Begly, Cian Carney, Jason Myles.
Referee - Conor Byrne
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