Lurgan Town U13s LL team played Windmill Stars last Saturday morning in the league at Havelock Park in Banbridge & came away with a hard fought 1 – 0 win.
The game started pretty even with both teams cancelling each other out with both defences on top in the 1st half. It was a half of few chances. Town’s defence of Krisy Cassells, Ethan Browne, Patryk Suchonski , Conan Moore & keeper Jack Calvert were having a solid game keeping Windmill to just a few long range shots & on 25 mins Town nearly took the lead when Joey MacDonald went on a run down the right wing he played a neat pass inside to Jamie Stringer who cut in along the bye line & hit a shot from a tight angle which the Windmill keeper done well to flick over the bar. The half ended with the score at 0 – 0 .
The 2nd half started with Town on the front foot & they won a few corners in a row & from the 3rd corner they took the lead when the smart thinking Dylan Alexander saw the Windmill keeper standing 4 or 5 yards off his line & curled a great ball in towards goal & all the keeper could do diving back towards his own goal was palm the ball into his net making the score 1 – 0 to the Town boys
Town kept it tight for the next 15 mins restricting Windmill to long range shots & on 50 mins they should have made it 2 – 0 when Adhamh Towe broke from midfield, busting into the box but he fired his shot just over the bar
Windmill then had their best chance of the game when their striker hit a great shot from the edge of the box only to see town’s keeper Diarmuid Whitmarsh dive at full stretch to his left & pull of a superb save & from his throw out he set Andrew Orr away down the left wing on a great run he whipped in a great cross for Murphy but from 8 yards out he scuffed his shot wide of the windmill goal. That was to be the last attack of the game & the Town boys held on for a superb hard fought win .
Well done to the boys for putting everything into a great team performance & their hard graft played off with a super 1 – 0 win against one of the main rivals .
Squad – Jack Calvert, Krisy Cassells, Ethan Browne, Patryk Suchonski, Conan Moore, Joey MacDonald, Adhamh Towe, Jamie Stringer, Andrew Orr, Dylan Emerson, Dylan Alexander, Shea Murphy, Luke Vennard, Diarmuid Whitmarsh.