Hotshot Jay’s five-star display boosts Northend

Northend U11s who beat Oxford Sunnyside 6-2 in a Lisburn league match.
Northend U11s who beat Oxford Sunnyside 6-2 in a Lisburn league match.

Jay McKeown continued his prolific scoring form for Northend United U-11s with five goals in their 6-1 weekend win over Oxford Sunnyside.

The U12s paid for conceding early goals against Ballymena United in their shield match. Elsewhere the U13s, U14s and U15s failed to win in the Lisburn league.

In the North West and Coleraine District Youth League, both U10 teams were in action, recording good results against Maiden City and Limavady Colts. Brian Martin’s U12s couldn’t repeat their good performance from last week when they lost to Moyola Park.


Northend United 6, Oxford Sunnyside 1: Jay McKeown opened the scoring within two minutes with an unstoppable free kick but Oxford replied within five minutes.

McKeown already had four goals in the bag by the interval and after Campbell had also got on the scoresheet, McKeown notched his fifth goal and his side’s sixth.

Northend: G McClean, R Campbell, C McAvoy, B Adams, Z Erwin, B O’Neill, S Bristow, L Turner, J McKeown, B Bell, K Wakefield.


Northend United 1, Ballymena United 6: Northend conceded four goals inside the opening 10 minutes and although their display improved, all they could muster was a Jack McIlhatton penalty.

Northend: S McDowell, D Magill, J Adams, K Cosgrove, L Hector, O Campbell, T Mitchell, J McIlhatton, C McMurray, K Barr, D McKay.

Northend United 2, Moyola Park 5: Northend won’t be too disappointed with their display as the scoreline flattered Moyola. Caolan Lennon scored two spectacular strikes for Northend.

Northend: G Farias, C Lennon, C Martin, N Devine, C Mellon, S Crawford, C O’Brien, B Harkin, J Quigley, K Dziadkowiec, A Pescaru


Northend United 2, Windmill 3: Northend were three down at the break but battled back with Patrick Ferris scoring both Northend goals.

Northend: C Higgins, J Morrow, H Wylie, J Montgomery, R McKillop, C Campbell, C McGaughey, P Esler, P Ferris, R McQuillan, J Casey, A Caulfield, A Campbell.


Willowbank 6, Northend United 2: Northend were four goals down at half-time against the league leaders. They replied with goals from Zach Clarke and Joseph Dallas.

Northend: J McCalmont, J Dallas, C Forsythe, J Kirkpatrick, J Coates, C Metrustry, A Mooney, R Mark, M Rainey, M Stewart, R McMullan C McDonald, C Meeke, C Young, R Dunlop, Z Clarke.