Under-16s catch eye in good week for Northend United teams

Northend U9s, with Manager Alex McDonald looking on, in action against Coleraine Academy U8s.
Northend U9s, with Manager Alex McDonald looking on, in action against Coleraine Academy U8s.

The Northend United teams in the Daily Mirror Lisburn Youth League recorded some of their best performances of the season at the weekend.

However it was Tony Shaw’s U16s who caught the eye this week with a 3-2 win over Ballybot Celtic, while Davy Wylie’s U13s beat Glenavy 6-2.

Northend U12s Youth team in action against Draperstown Celtic.

Northend U12s Youth team in action against Draperstown Celtic.

The U11s completed a season treble for Northend over the Irish League Academy side Glenavon, while Robert Adams’ U12 team completed a derby treble this season over local team Carniny.

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Northend United U9s boys and girls turned in another competent display against Coleraine Academy and just shaded the encounter with a well taken goal from Calvin Termonia.

Northend: C Termonia, R Crooks, M Campbell, C Maguire, L McDonald, L Campbell, N McKeown, O McKeown, C McIlhatton, R McCormick

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Northend United 4, Glenavon 1: The opening minutes of the match was an even affair, until an excellent throughball from Shea O’Broin found Jay McKeown.

He turned his man on the edge of the box and fired it in off the crossbar into the roof of the net.

Shortly afterwards Ben O’Neill picked up the ball deep in his own half and made a surging run and played a lovely through ball to O’Broin who drilled it across the edge of the box to the on running Zack Erwin who smashed it first time in off the post to make it 2-0.

Midway through the second half O’Broin found McKeown down the left hand side and his cross was cleverly dummied by O’Neill for Kyle Wakefield who was running in and made no mistake from five yards out.

A long ball from McAvoy sent McKeown clear and again he hit a sweet shot into the top corner to put the game safe before Glenavon scored a consolation goal.

Northend: G McClean, B Adams, Z Erwin, C McAvoy, S Bristow, B O’Neill, S O’Broin, B Bell, J McKeown, K Wakefield, J Frew.

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Northend United 7, Carniny 0: Northend were three up at the break thanks to goals from Tyrone Mitchell, Lewis Hector and Jack McIlhatton.

They added to their tally in the second half through Peter Bristow, Kevin Cosgrove, a second from McIlhatton before Kai Barr completed the scoring.

Northend: S McDowell, D Mc Kay, J Adams, D Magill, O Campbell, K Cosgrove, T Mitchell, J McIlhatton, L Hector, K Barr, C McMurray and P Bristow.

Northend Youth 2, Ballycastle 0: Northend progressed in thsi cup match thanks to second half goals from Sam Crawford and Ciaran Martin.

Northend: D Killough, G Farias, S Crawford, J Connor, C Lennon, A Pescaru, B Harkin, C Martin, C O’Brien

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Northend 6, Glenavy 2: Northend led 3-1 at the break thanks to goals from Ronan McKillop, Ciaran Campbell and Jude Casey and the second half also had that scoreline as Northend added further goals from Patrick ferris and a brace from sub Conor McGaughey.

Northend: C Richmond, J Morrow, J Montgomery, C Higgins, H Wylie, C Campbell, A Campbell, P Ferris, J Casey, L Steele, C McGaughey, R McKillop.

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Ballybot Celtic 2, Wakehurst 3: Two first half goals from Jamie Houston put Wakehurst in control before Ballybot replied with a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

They equalised in the second half before Jamie Fleming settled the game in Wakehurst’s favour with a curling 30 yard drive.

Wakehurst: J Stevenson, B Millar, A Campbell, A Shaw, J Penny, R Laverty, J Fleming, T Barr, M Cochrane, J O’Loughlin, J Houston, J Smyth, D McCalmont, M Erwin, M Kirk