Northend Youth 3 East Coast Strikers 4 Shield Saturday 2nd November 2019
The game started a very tight affair with both teams probing each other. Then, Ethan Drysdale burst down the right and crossed the ball in for Kian McGarel to volley home. Northend were on top, half way through the first half and hit the post twice, then another great cross from the right for Reece McKane to find the net. Orla Lemon, Lucas Barnett and Noah Patnell in defence held tight with Corey King, Eoin Lavelle and Tom Nellins working hard in midfield. Goalkeeper, Conor Lavelle, pulled of 2 great saves in the first half to keep the East Coast strikers at bay. Half time 2-0
Into the second half and East Coast started the better team and scored two quick goals to level the game. East Coast defended well, stopping Kian McGarel with two great chances. East Coast then scored a goal mouth scramble making it 3-2 and went on to score another goal from good pressing and Northend not clearing their lines.
Northend came back into the game and scored from Reece McKane making it 4-3, but with two minutes remaining, time had run out. Full time 3-4
Panel: C Lavelle, O Lemon, N Patenall, L Barnett, T Nellins, C King, E Lavelle, E Drysdale, R McKane, C Kelly, K McGarel
Northend United 5 TTBS Lurgan 0NIBFA Cup Saturday 12th October 2019
The U11s kicked off their NIBFA cup campaign with a home game against TTBS Lurgan. After an even opening 10 minutes, Northend took the lead when Jude Crawford reacted quickest in the box after his initial header had been saved by the keeper. The home team began to dominate the midfield area and added further goals before half time from Conor Tully, Sam McArdle and Shea McFerran.
The second half saw TTBS come into the game more however good defensive work from Adrian Pekala and Caleb da Prato kept them at bay. Northend extended their lead with goals from Jamie Coulter, Dylan Morrow, Jude Crawford and Conor Tully completed his hat-trick. A great game of football by both sides played in fantastic spirit.
Panel: A Crawford, C Da Prato, A Pekala, C Adams, CJ Croskery, J Crawford, D Morrow, C Tully, S McFerran, S McArdle, D McErlean, A Gillespie, J Coulter