Carnmoney Colts 1 Northend United 2 Friday 8th March 2019
Friday Night saw the Northend 2009 playing at the Valley Leisure against a strong Carnmoney Colts 2008 side. With very inclement conditions The Northend boys played some fantastic football against a much bigger and stronger side, Northend keeping the ball on the ground and playing through each part of the pitch. Despite their control of the game, Northend needed a bit more composure in front of goal, with the Carnmoney goalkeeper pulling off a number of great saves.
After a breakaway Carnmoney won a corner which Northend failed to clear, and a Carnmoney player was able to poke the ball home just before the break. Half time 1-0
In the second half Northend again started off playing great football and finally got their reward for all the hard work when a fantastic passing move, in which the majority of Northend players touched the ball, saw the ball fall to Reece McKane who shot into the far corner, to make the scores level. This really spurred the Northend players on and they pressed looking for a winning goal. With 5 minutes to go the boys got their reward when again the ball fell to Reece in the box and he fired home to make it 2-1. The Northend boys controlled the final 5 minutes to see out the game 2-1. A great credit to both teams playing despite the horrendous conditions. A special mention to the two-goal scorer on the night Reece who was making his debut for the United team
Panel: A Crawford, D McErlean, A Pekala, CJ Croskery, C Da Prato, S McArdle, D Cooke, C Tully, R McKane