|Posted by www.colinvalleyfc.co.uk on September 20, 2009 at 9:35 AM|
Another two games in the busy schedule of Colin Valley FC - and another two wins to add to a mounting tally. Already this season there seems to be a mood or feeling emerging within the ranks of the Valley elite that this group of payers could just be good enough and strong enough to achieve something special!
With the 1st team winning 4-2 at Green Island last week to pick up their first league win of the season and the Reserve team recording a fantastic 6-1 away win at St Pats everybody involved with the club should have been feeling pretty damn good about themselves. The only worry at present for the Valley management is who they are going to choose for the games come saturday, as they now have a massive pool of very talented players to choose from. The strength in depth the club now posseses is glaringly obvious to any trained eye - and it is allowing a measure of confidence and assurance to seep into the bones of an excited Patrick Fay & co.
Indeed this weeks opening Junior Cup game against Magherafelt Reds provided yet more evidence to the Valley hierarchy that players like Mc Cabe, and PM Kelly are now ready and able to push for first team places when the opportunity presents itself. Having that added experience in the 1st team can at times add some much needed steel and Kelly in particular gave no ground in the centre of defence against two time league champions Magherafelt. With Mc Cabe also proving he is more than capable of holding a central midfield role Dutta McMullan will feel vindicated in his selection of the two more experienced players. If he was happy about the older lads though he'll be even more satisfied about the display of one of the emerging younger players who played on Saturday.
It was the younger brother to another Valley stalwart who pushed Liam Murphy all the way for the Man of the Match award on Saturday. Gerard Kelly - brother to Martin - showed just what he is capable of with a solid and commanding performance at right back. After coming on for a late cameo the week before, he was handed the full reigns this time around and boy he didn't dissapoint. Crunching tackles, strength, and endurance are only to name a few of the attributes that Kelly has in his locker - and if yesterdays performance is anything to go by he will certainly be getting more opportunities to show them off during the season. On top of all this he is also the proud owner of a thunderous right foot piledriver and came close at one point with a daisy cutter in the first half of the game - watch this space!!
Another fantastic 4-1 away win at Suffolk Swifts for the Reserves this week shows that the players selected to play in the Junior Cup game weren't missed there in the slightest and once again come thursday night, the selection meeting in Angie's kitchen should be a hot-bed of opinion and debate. With players like Skelly(2 goals), Mc Nama(goal), Farrell and O'Rawe still to be called upon from the reserves, things are looking decidedly healthy. Mc Mullan and his counterpart Murphy will be licking their lips at the prospect of yet more points next weekend as Colin Valley continue to rise from their slumber that was the Belfast and District League.
The message from Poleglass is clear: A club with huge potential this side of the Colin area is finally ripping itself free from it's slumber of recent years - and now the shackles are being well and truly shaken off.
The awakening continues ....