It was a dream start to the season for the new look Town Reserve side when they brushed aside an equally young Banbridge Town Reserves yesterday at the Arena.
The opening period was all one way traffic and Town should have been at least three goals up before they did finally break the deadlock when Niall McBride raced through on 18 minutes to slot home confidently. 10 minutes later and Jack Evans doubled the lead with another fine finish.
The goal of the game came on the 35th minute when McBride cut in from the left hand side and bent a ferocious effort from 20 yards over the keept and in to the top right hand corner. 3-0 at half time and Town were looking good for all three points.
It was one way traffic again in the second half, with keeper Adam Craig having very little to do. McBride sealed his hat trick on the 68th minute when his pace once again took him away from the defender and allowed him to fire across the keeper for a beautiful third.
Manager Colm Nash was delighted with his team’s start: “A good start for the reserves against a young Banbridge Town side. Scoring 4 goals and keeping a clean sheet is the perfect start we wanted kicking off this years campaign. Now time focus on Friday nights game away to Armagh City Reserves”.
Manager Matt Hollis was beaming with the performance: “After yesterday’s opening game to the season, I couldn’t have been more prouder of the squad. To see the blend of experience and youth coming together to play such attractive football was a joy to behold. To start the season with 4 goals and a clean sheet, I couldn’t of imagined a much better start. Onto Armagh next Friday”.