FAI Leinster Senior Cup 2nd Round Moate C.S. 3-2 St. Mels College


The Moate boys surge their way into the third round of the FAI Leinster schools cup after a hard fought 3-2-win against a strong St. Mels team.

The tone was set by an early opportunity for Michael Okpeaye from a defence splitting pass from the number 3, Aodhan Curran. Although the Moate team did not convert the opportunities, they did not take the foot of the pedal and created multiple opportunities, but alas it stayed 0-0 at the interval.

The men from Moate came out with a desire for goals after the break, and soon that desire paid off with a goal from Michael Okpeaye after a crisp ball from attacking midfielder, Odhran Lawlor, Okpeaye rounded the keeper and slotted it home to make it 1-0.

The Moate boys didn’t rest, and just minutes after his first goal Okpeaye found the net again after the ball being centred into the box by Dean O’Neill. Minutes passed and Moate maintained a foothold on the game and their attacking prowess did not go to waste with a goal from Jack Sheerin to make it 3-0.

Although 3-0 down St. Mels did not admit defeat scoring 2 quick goals after some poor mistakes by the Moate defence. The Moate boys didn’t take long to recapture their control over the game in the tense final minutes and held on for a 3-2 win over a strong St. Mels team.