Lurgan Town Under 14 Colts took on Portadown Youth in the Lisburn League at Moira on Saturday 27th October.
Portadown took the lead early on with a mistake by Lurgan. The Colts were very much in the game and it was a very even match with a lack of clear cut chances. Lurgan did give away possession a lot though and Portadown took their second chance to make it 2-0. 2-0 was the score at half time.
While it was quite even again in the second half and Lurgan had 4-5 long range shots they weren’t able to beat the keeper.
Portadown scored 2 more goals to make it 4-0 and were then awarded a penalty but James Harper saved well.
Lurgan battled throughout but Portadown took their chances and ended up winning 4-0. With a number of the less strong teams dropping out of the Lisburn League since last year, it’s a much tougher test most weeks – mistakes are so often punished with a goal and it’s much harder to create clear cut chances
Ben Cartmill, James Hamper – Adam Banks, Jake Byers, Toby Haire, Ben Hendron, Ryan Rafferty – Liam Campbell , Daniel Graham, Joey Macdonald, Jack O’Brien, Josh Wilson – James Green, Caolan Ritchie, Sam Truesdale
Coaches: – Peter Haire, Evan Byers