North End Under 11s enjoyed an empahtic 4-0 win against Hillsborough.
The first a header from Jay McKeown then Three goals from Shea O’Broin capped off a 4-0 win.
Northend Youth 5 Roe Valley 5: Roe Valley eventually made the breakthrough when the Northend defence switched off making the score 0-1. This didn’t deter the Ballymena boys and they came close when Sam Crawford saw his shot go narrowly past the Valley upright. Roe Valley scored a second goal but some great work from Cal O’Brien and Ciaran Martin saw Niall Devine pull a goal back just before half time. Half time 1-2
Into the second half and Northend United started the better and the inform Niall Devine scored again.
In some very poor conditions great defending from Caolan Lennon saw him prevent two certain goals with goal-line clearances.
However another error in defence allowed Roe Valley to take the lead again. In a end to end match, O’Brien, Martin and Devine combined well from Devine to score his hat-trick. Some great running from Ciaran Martin resulted in a free-kick just outside the Valley box and Caolan Lennon made no mistake from the free kick to give Northend a 4-3 lead.
Roe Valley pulled level in this end to end match before Cal O’Brien gave them the lead again. At 5-4 to Northend with only minutes remaining it looked like they would take all the points but a misplaced pass allowed Roe Valley to score the equaliser with almost the last kick of the game. Final score 5-5
Northend United 4 Loughgall 3: Loughgall took the lead after some slack play from Northend and went 1-0 up. Shortly afterwards Patrick Ferris rifled the equaliser into the corner of the Loughgall net. Harry Wylie got his second goal in two weeks from a lovely glancing header.
However just before half time Loughgall equalised.
Patrick Ferris got his second with a lovely one two with Ciaran Campbell, making the score 3-2. Ryan McQuillan further increased Northend’s lead when he popped up to make it 4-2 from a Harry Wylie free kick.
Loughgall pulled another goal back after some misplaced passing in the Northend rearguard, leaving the score 4-3.
Lisburn Youth 6 Northend United 0: Northend somehow found themselves 4-0 down at half time. Half time 4-0
Lisburn found the net again with two minutes remaining with a wonderfully worked move.