Today our 2012 Predators (aka 2011 Vapors) lost out on penalties to 2011 Ambassadors in the MUYL Bowl Final today at the Annagh.
In what was a tightly contested game, both teams had chances in front of goal and both showed why the should be in the bowl final.
Lurgan stated off the better against their older opposition, but against the run of play Ambassadors scored from a long ball into the box and a mix up in communication.
But thankfully it wasn’t long until Lurgan found their groove and started passing through the zones. But a foul by Ambassadors on the right hand side of their box, led to an opportunity for Town. Cody stepping up putting in a ball to the back post for Jamie M to score.
Shortly after, the Ambassadors GK handled the ball outside the box, resulting in a free kick. Lucas stepping up to take the free kick, but could find the back of the net.
HT: Lurgan Town 1-1 Ambassadors
The 2nd half was closer, with both teams failing to make the most of their opportunities.
Town had their chances, demonstrating some great football, making the older Ambassadors side work all over the pitch. But unfortunately the boys could capitalise on their chances.
FT Lurgan Town 1-1 Ambassadors
Penalities followed, with Cody, Lucas, Olly, Jamie M, Eli and Alfie all having to step up and take their chance.
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, Lurgan losing out 5-4.
The Lurgan Town coaches would like to thank Ambassadors for the competitive game, and wish them all the best for next season.
We would also like to mention the kind words spoken by Cillian and Mickey after the game. Those words are very much appreciated.
Photos by Mark Hawthorne