Carniny U-15s produce five-star performance in cup win

As part of the local Ballymena francise of McDonalds' sponsorship of Carniny A&YFC the clubs under 14 side were selected as Februarys 'team of the month' and earned their team a free lunch at the local restaurant.

As part of the local Ballymena francise of McDonalds' sponsorship of Carniny A&YFC the clubs under 14 side were selected as Februarys 'team of the month' and earned their team a free lunch at the local restaurant.

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Carniny Youth Under 15s put in a ‘five star’ performance last Saturday when they cruised into the next round of the NIBFA cup.

The Under 12s also had a pleasing win when they ran out 4-2 winners against Collin Valley.

Both the U11s and 14s lost out to single goals against Hillsborough and Cookstown respectively whilst the Under 13s lost out to Irish league academy side, Cliftonville.

The Under 17s lost out to Foyle Harps in their last game before the National League Division splits.

FDC COMMENCES

The latest session of Carniny Youth’s Football Development Centre commenced last Saturday with a new influx of young players.

The latest batch of players from age 5 upwards enjoyed their introduction to football in winter sunshine at Ballymena Showgrounds.

Any enquiries for children born in 2010 to 2007 should contact 07788548780.

MATTHEW’S HONOUR

The club would like to congratulate former player Matthew Shevlin on making his International debut last week when he travelled to Iceland playing for Northern Ireland Under 17s.

Matthew rounded off a good footballing week when he returned home, making an appearance for Ballymena United’s first team in their match against Institute on Saturday.

UNDER-11

Result: Carniny Youth 1, Hillsborough Colts 2.

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Carniny Youth 4, Collin Valley 2: Carniny went in front after eight minutes when Adger was put through on goal and he made no mistake.

Collin Valley equalized with five minutes to go in the first half but this wasn’t the last of the first half action, within two minutes of the equalizer Adger again this time, shrugging off two defenders and shooting low into the bottom corner.

Collin Valley scored within five minutes of the restart before Carniny took the lead with the goal of the day, a neat team goal finished by Adger, who went on to score his and his team’s fourth.

Carniny: Cathiness, McMullan, Dennison, Telford, McAuley, Pogue, Gregg, McGall, Pajaczek, Adger.

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Carniny Youth 1, Cliftonville 4: Carniny started well when they went one goal up. Aidan Graffin played in Benji Magee and he finished well past the advancing keeper.

But Cliftonville went on to score four times in a flattering scoreline.

Carniny: McNicholl, Young, Anderson, Holland, Hamilton, White, Gordon, Lynn, Hunter, Graffin, Magee, Scullion.

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Carniny Youth 0, Cookstown Youth 1: Carniny were unlucky on two occasions when both Rhys Hemphill and Joshua COurtney hit the woodwork.

Cookstown eventually scored the winner from the penalty spot in the second half.

Carniny; Parker, Campbell, Close, Clyde, Kirk, Fleming, McDonald, Winter, McAllister, Hemphill, McKitterick, Courtney, Woodin, Gordon.

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Carniny Youth 5, Dungoyne 0: Seaan Elliott scored a hat-trick, while Eoghan Daly - with a bullet free kick - and Bailey Young were also on target for the Reds.

Carniny: O’Brien, Leetch, Henderson, McCann, Downey, Young, Marshall, Carley, Little, Elliott, Daly, Evans, Montgomery, McDonnell.

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Carniny Youth 2, Foyle Harps 7: Carniny fell to defeat in this National League encounter at the SHowgrounds despite two goals from Thomas Johnston.

Carniny: McWilliams, Killough, McComb, Bunting, Cochrane, Jaworski, Price, Johnston, Hagan, Millar, Balmer, Doherty, Johnston, O’Mullan, Letters