Carniny Youth Under 11s comfortably made their way into the next round of the NIBFA Plate competition at the weekend.
The Ballymena Reds knocked out Irish League Academy side Portadown Youth to progress to the next round.
Also recording a win in a Plate competition were the U14s who dispatched St Oliver Plunketts from the National League Plate competition setting up a next round match against Lisburn Rangers.
The U12s took a rare chance to play at home when they took on BUFC YA at the showgrounds with both sides cancelling each other out for a 2-2 draw.
The U15s winning streak came to an end when they lost to Ballinamallard as did the U13s to Rosario, with the U17s losing out to a single goal against Larne Youth on Friday night.
FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Last Monday saw the first session of Carniny’s Coerver Coaching sessions indoors at Cambridge House Grammar School. As usual the sessions were well attended with over 30 children being instructed by Coerver Coaching Ulsters Austin Speight. The sessions are open to all children, BOYS and GIRLS born in 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008. The club welcomes those who have previously attended and NEW players.
There is still time for players to enrol for those who missed the first week. Players have the option of attending both the Saturday Morning sessions, which will be held at St Louis Grammar School and Monday evening sessions which is a Coerver Coaching Training night hosted by Austin Speight of Coerver Coaching Ulster at Cambridge House School or just attending a Monday or Saturday session. Further details can be had by email – email@example.com or contact Linda Boyd 07788548780 or website www.carninyyouthfc.co.uk
Last week also saw the club host its second FREE girls coaching taster sessions on Wednesday evening at Ballymena Showgrounds 3G. The sessions saw an increased out with girls there from age 5 right up to age 15!
The sessions are ongoing every Wednesday night at 7-8pm and are open to all girls and anyone interested are more than welcome to attend and should contact Lee Barry on 07920531789 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org .
The club would like to congratulate former player Matthew Shevlin after being selected to represent N Ireland in the U18 Schoolboy squad to play in the Inspiresport Centenary Shield. Matthew played in the opening game against Scotland last Friday night and netted the only goal in their 1-1 draw in Glasgow.
Carniny U9s continued this week with two teams once again in action in the IFA SSGs at the Showgrounds against sides from Ballymena and Northend. With the pitches in Coleraine for the North West League unplayable and all matches there cancelled it meant that there was an increased number of teams in Ballymena and some very strong teams this week.
Amateurs Squad; Adam Wharry, Charley Gregg, Matthew Turtle, Callum Fletcher, Harry Lamont, Zack McAtamney, Alex Armstrong, Daniel McKane.
Youths: Callum McDonald, Conor Scullion, Evan Andrews, Jack Campbell, Grace Campbell, Kyal Rainey, Reuben Burnett.
Carniny Youth 9, Portadown Youth 0: Carniny were in impressive form against their Irish League opponents in a result which will give them plenty of confidence.
Goals came from Sam Magee (2), Greer (2), Cameron Moody (2), Jack Kennedy, Harvey Scott and K McMullan.
Carniny: Tweed, Douglas, Murray, K McMullan, Greer, Moody, Kennedy, McKee, Scott, Magee, C McMullan.
Carniny Youth 2, Ballymena United YA 2: Carniny’s good football early on was rewarded when Fletcher was on hand to nod home after a slick passing move. They continued with this style of football and again undone the blues with sharp passing and movement to give Clarke the chance to score which he accepted with a rasping strike.
On the stroke of halftime Ballymena got themselves back into the game when the ball fell to Balmer who looked in an off side position but finished well and the goal stood.
Ballymena came out strong in the second half however the Carniny defence stood strong. This was until the blues where awarded a corner which cruelly deflected off the impressive Farenden and into the Carniny goal for the equaliser.
Carniny; N Hanna, K Devine, H Farenden, D Hanna, P O’Boyle, D Fletcher, J Murray, R Clarke, Porter, S Ruddy, L Robinson, P Larkin, M Mullan.
Carniny Youth 1, Rosario 6: A miserable first half saw Carniny 3-0 down and also lose Reid and Gregg to injury.
The Ballymena side’s fortunes didn’t improve much in the second period and they were 5-0 down when Pogue converted a penalty for a handball offence, but Rosario added a sixth near the end.
Carniny Youth 5, St Oliver Plunkett 3: Carniny eventually got the better of a dogged Plunkett outfit in this League Plate tie.
Two early goals from Lynn settled Carniny but Plunkett kept coming back, even after further goals for Carniny from an own goal and an Anderson header before Hunter’s unstoppable shot finally ended Plunkett’s resistance and gave Carniny the breathing space they needed to claim victory.
Carniny: Holland, Holba, Anderson, Robinson, Groocock, White, Butler, Lynn, Magee, Mooney, Hamilton, Conner-Steele, Hunter, Devlin, McNicholl.
Carniny Youth 1, Ballinamallard 5: Carniny trailed 3-0 before they pulled one back with 30 yard free kick from Eamyn Oueslati which flew high into the net but any thoughts of a comeback were quickly quashed as the Fermanagh side scored twice in quick succession.
Carniny: Fry Fleming McDonald Brady Oueslati Parker Campbell Kirk Patchett O’Boyle Lorimer Kelly Gordon Murray O’Neill McAllister.
Carniny Youth 0, Larne Youth 1: On Friday evening Carniny U17s travelled to Larne to play Larne Youth U17s in the NIBFA National League plate competition.
The only goal came from free kick from the Larne right found its way into the net but Carniny players and officials were of the opinion that Kealey in the Carniny goal had been impeded.
The second half was a close affair with Carniny playing some good football particularly along the wings but they couldn’t find the killer instinct in front of goal.
Carniny: Kealey, Hull, Lemon, McComb, McKee, Greer, Johnston, McVeigh, Doherty, McDonnell, Rankin, Holmes, Young.