The U17s took on Castlewellan at the Arena on Saturday. It turned out to be another disappointing result and performance from Lurgan plus a second 1-0 defeat in succession.
There wasn’t a lot between the teams throughout the game however it was Lurgan that created the better openings but like the previous week Lurgan’s finishing was below the standard required to win games. Lurgan had a big call for a penalty in the first half when Aaron Winters was bundled to the ground, unfortunately the referee waved play on. Ross McMorris almost scored when a clever dummy by Lewis McKinley seen Ross shoot past the post from 20 yards. Ross had a few other opportunities with the head but couldn’t get the direction towards the goal. Castlewellan never really threatened Adam Craig’s goal but they did enjoy more possession in the game.
The sucker punch came half way through the second half when Jack Oneill was caught out of position by the Castlewellan striker who crossed for his team mate to tap into the goal. Lurgan tried to get the all important equaliser but it never came so the guys suffered a second defeat in 3 games. The down side from the 2 defeats is a lack of desire and of course poor finishing.
There was possibly only Andrew McIvor that could honestly say he performed well along with Adam Craig who had very little to do.