N League U14 – Glendowan 1 V 3 Loughgall Youth

Squad Sept 2014Loughgall made the journey to Belfast for their last game of the season against a much changed Glendowan side and put in a dominant performance to come away with a 3-1 victory.

The opening exchanges were even with Glendowan pressing and Loughgall having to defend stubbornly with Tyrek Thompson, Ryan Faulkner, Luke Murray and Jonathan Brown resolute. The ever alert Daniel Acheson may a smart save low to his left when the Loughgall defence was breeched.

Loughgall always looked dangerous with Jonathan Ewart pulling his shot wide and Kyle West just failing to get on the end of a Dale Mulligan centre. A slide rule Josh Woods pass sent Scott McCann racing clear and his goal bound effort was well saved by the home keeper. With 20 minutes gone Loughgall broke the deadlock when Kyle West and Dale Mulligan combined to find Josh Woods whose early cross was glanced into the far corner by Adam Alexander.

Loughgall were now on top and a Kyle West corner caused havoc in the Glendowan penalty area and Ryan Faulkner smashed the loose ball high into the Glendowan net to double his teams advantage.

The start of the second half saw Glendowan push forward and Daniel Acheson had to be quick of his line to make another smart stop before a high Glendowan cross was punched into the net at the back post by their forward, who received a yellow card from the referee.

Zane Brown was working hard closing down the Glendowan defence and it was his hard work that earned Loughgall a corner from nothing. Scott McCann swung the corner over to the back post and the unmarked Jonathan Ewart thumped a volley past the Glendowan keeper from 8 yards.

Loughgall had further chances to score when Ryan Irvines ball out of defence saw Jonathan Ewart hold off his marker and cut into the Glendowan box, only for the keeper to save his shot with his legs. Then both Jonathan Ewart and Zane Brown failed to find the net from close range as the Glendowan defence was all at sea.

These were the last real opportunities before the referee brought the game to a close to see Loughgall record an excellent away win to finish the season on a real high.

Loughgall Youth Scorers:  Adam Alexander, Ryan Faulkner & Jonathan Ewart.

Loughgall Youth Man of the Match: Josh Woods  

Loughgall Youth squad: Daniel Acheson, Josh Woods, Ryan Faulkner, Jonathan Brown, Scott McCann, Jonathan Ewart (Capt), Tyrek Thompson, Adam Alexander, Dale Mulligan, Zane Brown, Kyle West, Luke Murray & Ryan Irvine.