Northend United 4 Ballymoney Colts 1 NIBFA Plate Saturday 26th october 2019
It was a Cup match this week for the 2008s who were well prepared to face old foes Ballymoney. Northend opened the score line when Ryan O'Boyle with a well weighted pass to Ryan McClintock and the young winger slide home to give Northend the lead. It wasn't long before it was Sam Rogalski's turn and the confident striker drove a sweet 20-yard left foot shot into the net. The defence of Hector, Gregg and Patterson held strong throughout and took care of any attack Ballymoney had to offer. A few more chances came and went for the Wee Blues with a Danny Hector header being denied by the post and Barti Pluta shot being saved. Half time 2-0
The second half seen a few changes made, Aodhan McGarry who had a great first half picked up an injury was replaced by new boy Tom Duffin and Ruben Skelly into defence. The Wee Blues started well and it wasn't long before Tom got his first for the club, a neat piece of quick footwork outwitted the Ballymoney defence and made it 3. Ballymoney tried to make a comeback to make it 3-1 but Kevin McGillian had other ideas and after another piece of well worked passing play made it 4-1. Full time 4-1
Another great performance from the 2008s who progress into the next round. Well done boys keep up the good work.
Panel: A Smolinski, R O'Boyle, A McGarry, S Rogalski, J Gregg, C McCudden, B Pluta, K McGillian, J Patterson, R Skelly, D Hector, R McClintock, T Duffin
Dromara Colts 3 Northend United 6 Saturday 19th October 2019
U12s were up against a confident Dromara in the Lisburn league this week. Danny Hector opened the scoresheet with a thundering header from a well taken corner. Dromara hit back quickly. Ryan O'Boyle had a brace of goals from inside the box and worked hard to convert both. Dromara on 2 occasions outsmarted the Blues defence to bring the game level but it was Northend who dominated the game from there.
Some great passing football from Aodhan McGarry and Ryan McClintock on each wing and confidence in attack from Kevin McGillian saw Sam Rogalski scoop up a loose ball from a corner to head it over the line. As Northend continued to exert pressure, Barti Pluta drove a smashing shot which was too much for the Dromara Keeper. The defence of Hector, Skelly and Gregg now had the line locked tight. Charlie McCudden chased a slow back pass to outpace the Dromara defenders and neatly stroked it across the line. Full time 3-6
A great win the Wee Blues who are now seeing the benefits of the training and fitness drills paying off.
Panel: A Smolinski, D Hector, R Skelly, J Gregg, R O'Boyle, A McGarry, R McClintock, S Rogalski, C McCudden, B Pluta, K McGillian, J Patterson
Northend United 4 Downpatrick 1 Saturday 5th October 2019
Northend United U13s recorded a good win this week in the highly competitive Lisburn Junior League in their match with Downpatrick. Ally McGarry's young team came out on top in a five- goal thriller against the Co Down side, with goals from Kevin McGillian, Jack Patterson, Sam Rogalski and Charlie McCudden
Panel: A Smolinski, R O'Boyle, A McGarry, S Rogalski, J Gregg, C McCudden, B Pluta, K McGillian, J Patterson, R Skelly, D Hector and R McClintock
Northend United vrs Lisburn Youth Saturday 7th September 2019
Northend U12s United started their new season with great enthusiasm. A well fought first half saw the boys hold off a well drilled Lisburn youth team 1/0. The second half started with great pace and an opening goal from Kevin McGillian got the wee blues off the mark. A few errors however gave easy opportunities for Lisburn to rapidly increase the score line to 5/1. A few lessons the team need to learn identified will quickly be put right for next time. The score line however did not reflect the flow of the game, NE dug deep and opened up the play. A Jack Patterson cross into the box was well controlled and neatly finished by Sam Rogalski. The game finished well and the boys showed great heart to chase right to the end. A credit to the club.
Panel: D Hector, A McGarry, J Patterson, K McGillian, J Gregg, R O'Boyle, C McCudden, S Rogalski, B Pluta, R McClintock, A Smolinski