The Shamrocks Reserves recorded an impressive 4-0 victory over Zum Schneider at Randall’s Island on Saturday night.
Conner Lachenbruch, Darren Coleman, Joey Aronovsky and George Lara all scored to keep Dan Meola’s men in winning form.
“The lads worked hard on set pieces in training and three of our four goals came in such fashion,” said Meola.
“Although we did not start the game as well as we would have liked, the improvement in the second half was great to see. Our back line did well under a bit of pressure early on to see out another clean sheet, and all in all it was a very positive display.”
The first team game went the opposite way when a 70th minute header decided it in favor of Zum Schneider.
“It was a poor performance,” said Kevin Grogan. “It was a big opportunity wasted. Very frustrating when four key starters aren’t available for selection. In saying that, we should have had enough out on the field to get a result. Weather was awful so ultimately it was a scrappy game and we lost that scrap.”
Meanwhile on Sunday morning, NYMWSL Division A leaders Shamrocks Green outclassed Fuel FC with a 14-0 victory St Michaels.
Two each from Georgia Frost, Mikaela Howell and Chloe Wheeler made it 6-0 before a Sharon Odofin double scored either side of Howell’s hat trick strike moved the lead to 9-0. Denise Wilson chipped in with a brace or her own before the scoring was rounded out by Kelci Hegg and Caroline Carter.
“We had a solid performance this week,” said Paddy Geraghty.
“We scored a lot of goals and kept a clean sheet for our new goalkeeper Madi Lee so we have to be happy with that. The next three weeks are big for us as we have our last league game of the fall and two cup quarter finals, so we’ll start again Tuesday and get ready for Sunday.”
Shamrocks White were unfortunate against CPR White at East Sixth St, losing out 2-0 in a display which was praised by coach Keith Perez.
“Another top performance of the season that gets overshadowed by the score result,” he said.
“We really played hard and will be looking to build on this performance for future games.”
The Shamrocks Legends lost 3-0 to Manhattan Kickers Legends at Bush Terminal Park, their first league defeat of the season.
“We were beaten by the better team,” said player-coach John Riordan.
“We matched them for 60, 65 minutes and it was an enjoyable game to play. But once they got their first goal, we lost our shape and 3-0 was probably not a fair reflection.”
The Shamrocks Over 30s lost 3-1 to Greek Americans in spite of a Stephen Suarez goal set up by Jeff Farrell. The CSL Metro 2 South game between Shamrocks 1960 and FC Sandzak which was due to be played at Con Edison on Sunday morning was postponed due to weather but Robbie O’Neill’s men will remain top going into the eighth week of league play.