Blessington Football Club
"Stand Up for the Champions"
Season Synopsis 2012-2013
made the move over to the Leinster Senior League after many seasons in the AUL
with a feeling of stepping into the unknown, but it could not have got off to a
better start with a 9-0 thumping of Knockmitten at home in the August sunshine.
It was quickly followed up with a convincing 3-0 victory over almost local
rivals Jobstown to really start the season with a bang. Two defeats in the next
three games to would-be title challengers Liffey Valley and Lakelands put doubt
in the minds of those who believed that Blessington were real title
followed in the rain-filled next 7 months was the key in erasing these
doubts. Fourteen wins from the next
fifteen games (Two walk-overs against league drop-outs Coill Dubh included)
brought Blessington to the summit of LSL Premier Sunday 1 with 2 games in hand.
They showed a ruthless streak that went unmatched in any league across the LSL,
scoring 54 goals in that run. With the now league leaders needing 7 points from
4 games to complete a memorable league win, the towns first in 33 years, they faced a much improved Larkview on a
Thursday evening under lights. They took an early lead but the nerves kicked in
and in the end were potentially lucky to get out with a point. This point was vital in deciding where the
title would end up.
Valley, who themselves still had a
chance of winning the title, visited Blessington the following Sunday on a
West Dublin side survived an
early onslaught to dominate the match and end up victorious in a 2-0
victory. While the Blessington side was
very disappointed, their objective remained unchanged. 2 wins from their 2
remaining matches, both at home, would seal the title that the players so
desperately craved. Beechwood arrived
the following Tuesday with revenge in their eyes following 5-0 hammering
earlier on in the season. They set about a nervy Blessington side early on, but
once the home side got the opening goal midway through the second half,
Beechwood lost discipline and ended the game with 9 men. The game finished 3-0.
it was all down to the last day of the season, Dundrum F.C were the visitors to
Blessington. The weather over the weekend had put the game in some doubt but
some good work by the Blessington staff ensured that the game would go ahead. A
big crowd came up to Cross Chapel with a sense of occasion in their mind. The team looked determined from the off and
after 20 minutes started to take control of the match. They started to tear
Dundrum apart and created a few excellent chances, but it wasn’t until the 40th
minute did they convert a well executed set piece. Philip Sheridan got on the
end of a beautiful cross from the left and buried an excellent header past the
second half started the way the first half finished and Blessington scored 4
goals in the first 15 minutes. Skipper David Carroll played a captains role by
scoring the second direct from a free kick to ease all nerves and goals from
Paddy Carroll, Sean O'Brien, Ken Long and an own goal brought the title to
the West Wicklow side. Fitting that they found their ruthless streak once again
when it mattered most.
determined Blessington team had the past on their mind as they dedicated their
win to late team mates, James Nolan and Raymond Daniels.
Goal Scorer, Conor Murphy 18 Competitive Goals
of the Season Scott Doyle Vs Ballymun, FAI Junior Cup
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