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Northend United Youth FC round-up: Blues are up for the cup

Northend United U-12 captain Sean McKay keeps the ball undr close control under pressure from a Loughgall opponent. INBT 06-906H

Northend United U-12 captain Sean McKay keeps the ball undr close control under pressure from a Loughgall opponent. INBT 06-906H

NORTHEND United U12s certainly stamped their authority on the local game with an emphatic 3-1 win over the current leaders of the Lisburn Junior League, Loughgall, in an action filled NIBFA Cup game at Smithfield on Saturday.

The Northend U12s, current leaders of the Belfast and East Antrim League, can certainly claim to be Ballymena’s kingpins at this age group in what is proving to be a very successful season for Northend’s youngest teams.

Detractors of the Belfast and East Antrim League will certainly take notice of this score.

Elsewhere the U13s and U14s matches were cancelled due to frozen pitches while the U16s lost their National League Cup match against Limavady United in a below par performance.

In the North West and Coleraine and District Youth League the U9s hit the ground running in the resumption of the League after the winter break, beating Portrush 3-1, while the U11s lost a very tight match against Magherafelt Sky Blues by the odd goal in five.

In what was an action packed week for the Club, the “Dare to be Different” project came to a climax for the first age group on Wednesday night and the Football Development Centre started on Friday night with almost a full-house at the Ballymena North Centre.

FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT

Northend United Youth are holding one of their now legendary Family Quiz Nights on Thursday 14th February, commencing at 7.30pm sharp at Connolly’s Bar, Dunvale. Quiz Master is our very own Johnny Sayers, so why not come along and make it an excellent night’s craic?

For reports from each of the games, see this week’s Ballymena Times.

 
 
 

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