Lurgan Town Mid Ulster U11 Predators got off to a great Cup start with a convincing 6-2 win over Hanover. This was the Predators 1st competitive match. David Ward got Town off the mark with a great strike with his right foot. Craig Hibble made a great few saves which kept the boys ahead. Then a 20 yard free kick from David Ward and a penalty after Joel Adamson was fouled had Town 3-0 up with David getting his hat trick. Hanover pulled 2 goals back and at half time it was 3-2.
Town totally dominated the 2nd half and goals from Harry Leavesley and Corey Nelson put the game to bed. David Ward then scored another free kick to bring his tally to 4 for the day.
Excellent defending from Barr, Emerson, Cochrane, Russell and goalkeeper Hibble kept any threat away. The midfield of Adamson, Leavesley, Ward and Bradbury fought tirelessly all game and up front Corey Nelson and Sean McCavigan ran them ragged.
Man of the match was David Ward. Excellent all game in defence and attack.
Squad. Craig Hibble, Morgan Barr, Ben Cochrane, Joel Russell, Callum Emerson, David Ward, Sean McCavigan, Harry Leavesley, Corey Nelson, Dean Bradbury, Joel Adamson