Hard Fought Win

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

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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

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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.