Lurgan Town U14s travelled to Crumlin on Saturday to play Cliftonville in the National League and came away with a hard fought 1-0 win. In a tight encounter, with both teams pressing and probing, Town eventually came out on top.
Cliftonville started brightly and looked dangerous up front, hitting the post and Niall Crilly kept busy making some excellent saves. Town settled after fifteen minutes and started to exert the pressure. Jamie McKeown tested the keeper from long range and after some great football. Michael McConville just missed the target at the back post.
After the break Town kept up the pressure, again McConville almost scored from a header. To be fair the game ebbed and flowed but the boys stuck at it and looked dangerous continuously on the break, playing some excellent football. They were eventually rewarded when Ross Hawthorne’s corner was headed in by Niall Dummigan. Luke Kerr could have scored late on and Cliftonville also had a late chance but town held on for a very good victory against an in form Cliftonville side.