Lurgan Town Mid-Ulster U12’s took on Armagh City in the quarter finals of the Cup at Tandragee on Saturday 18th February 2017. The first half was very tight with Lurgan playing really well against a very strong Armagh team. Lurgan took the lead when Liam Campbell coolly slotted the ball past the advancing keeper – a great finish.
James Wright playing in nets today made a string of good saves as the team came under a lot of pressure from set pieces. The pressure paid off and Armagh equalised just before half time.
In the second half, Lurgan took the lead when the Armagh keeper came out too far and Jack O’Brien kept his head well and slotted the ball home. Unfortunately, 3 minutes from time Armagh equalised and the match then went to penalties where Armagh ran out winners.
Today’s performance was outstanding and Lurgan were very unfortunate to end up losing. It was hard to pick a man of the match when the team worked so hard and delivered such a great team performance but James Wright did really well deputising in nets and Toby Haire was fantastic in defence with endless excellent tackles.
Really well done to the team. This was a cruel result but this type of performance will end up with a win most weeks. The boys and coaches can all be very proud.
Squad: James Wright, Toby Haire, Morgan Harrison, Ben Hendron, Liam Campbell, Daniel Graham, Joey McDonald, Jake McMurray, Jack O’Brien, Harry Smith, Noah Treanor, Adam Banks, Tyler Bradley, Luke Carson