Loughgall Youth under10s continued their great form this season, when on Saturday past they travelled to Knockgramer Lurgan to play in Sunnyside’s annual tournament.
After the disappointment of losing out in the final of the Lakeland Shield final on Easter Tuesday at Ballinamallard, Loughgall bounced back to secure their second trophy win out of the last three tournaments entered.
Goals from Josh Irwin(2) Sam Kerr(2) Alexander Black, James Black and Marcus Stephenson saw them qualify for the plate final.The group games were quick and end to end with Loughgall defeating St Marys, Lurgan Town, Celtic Boys and draws against Armagh City and hosts Sunnyside enough to see them through.
John Forde was in great form only conceding two goals all day. He was helped by the defensive due of Nathan Stoops and Ryan Scott both who were in outstanding form.
The first half of the final was scoreless with Loughgall going close several times through James Black and Marcus Stephenson. Patience was the key to the victory and after several more chances went a begging it was left to James Black to round the keeper to open the scoring.Loughgall secured the win when Jordan Bentley raced through on goal to calmly shoot home to the joy of the players.
This was a really good team and squad performance with everyone playing there part.
John Forde Ryan Scott Nathan Stoops Marcus Stephenson James Black Josh Irwin Alexander Black Sam Kerr Jordan Bentley
Everyone involved with Loughgall Youth were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of former Club Stalwart Leslie Currie. The thoughts of everyone connected with Loughgall Youth Football Club are with Leslie’s widow Pam, and all the Currie family at this difficult time.
Loughgall Youth’s Under 12 Lisburn League squad completed a hugely successful season by finishing as Lisburn League runners up for 2012-2013 and lifting the Runner’s Up Cup. They lost out by the narrowest of margins, a single point to Hillsborough Boys.
Manager Albert Mulligan would like to thank Colin Alexander for all his help and assistance during the season, and also all the parents for their support, but most importantly every player who represented the squad throughout the season for all their hard work and effort.