Northend United Youth U16s turned in a top performance on Saturday in the Lisburn Youth League with a seven goal win over Newry City.
Elsewhere in the Lisburn League, the U14s lost their bruising battle with Shankill Juniors and both U13s and U15s lost their matches against Willowbank and Newry side, Windmill, respectively.
The U10s continue to set the standard in the North West with another convincing 9-3 win, this time over Roe Valley. Both U11 teams continue to dominate matches without getting their just reward when they again lost close matches against Dungiven Celtic and Roe Valley.
Northend United U8s travelled to Ballymoney on Friday night for the fourth week of the IFA tournament. They competed against teams from Ballymoney United, Ballymena United, Coleraine and Cloughmills.
Both Northend teams continue to play very entertaining football with everyone battling hard and showing some great skills and celebrations.
Northend United: L McDonald, M Campbell, R McClintock, L Campbell, C Termania.
Northend Youth: F McKay, J Patterson, N McKeown, O McKeown, G Donnelly, D Hector.
Both Northend United and Youth U9s were again in action at the IFA mini soccer tournament at Ballymena Showgrounds on Saturday morning. The final Saturday before the Halloween break saw both Northend U9 teams play 4 matches in the ever growing IFA Tournament.
Northend United: C Burnside, J Mark, C Hendron, C McKeown, P McAuley, L Devlin, O Maka, C Reid.
Northend Youth: S McDermott, D Patterson, K McAllister, PP Donegan, E Pirie, C Lyness, P Mitchell,
Northend United 9, Roe Valley 3: After a frustrating start with a few missed chances, the man in form at the moment, Jay McKeown was on hand to tap in from close range after a fantastic long range effort from Shea O’Broin was parried by the keeper.
Ryan Campbell then illustrated his prowess coming forward from defence as he bamboozled the Roe Valley defence with a mazy run before dispatching a low driven effort from just outside the box.
Ben O’Neill provided the avenue for the third as Jay McKeown was on hand to blast in from a perfect cross, netting his second of five goals.
Roe Valley responded well as their number nine tucked home from a neat cross.
But Northend replied and it was substitute Charlie McGarry who was on hand to tap in after some memorising trickery from O’Broin before McKeown added two more to his tally.
Shea O’Broin finally got his first of two goals following some fine work from Tyler Boyd as he jinked his way through the Roe Valley defence to slot through for O’Broin who finished as ruthlessly as ever.
Roe Valley did manage to grab two consolation goals but fittingly the last word went to Northend as McKeown and O’Broin were unstoppable in tandem with the later finishing off a cross from his attacking partner. MOM - Tyler Boyd.
Northend: PJ McDonnell, R Campbell, S Bristow, B O’Neill, T Boyd, J McKeown, S O’Broin, C McGarry, A Long.
Northend United 2, Dungiven Celtic 3: The opening five minutes saw three quick fire goals as both sides went on the attack.
It was Dungiven who nudged themselves in front during the first minute following some good build up play.
From the re-start, as the ball broke loose in the Dungiven box Jack Adams was on hand to fire the ball into the top corner. Moments later Dungiven edged in front again when they forced the ball past the on-rushing Curtis Wilson.
Dungiven made the best of an early spell of pressure to score their third after four minutes of the second half.
Northend replied as Peter Bristow controlled the ball before coolly rounding the keeper and sliding the ball into the goal but the Dungiven keeper produced a string of fine saves to protect his side’s slender lead. MOM - Owen Campbell
Northend: C Wilson, D Magill, K Cosgrove, C McMillan, P Bristow, J Adams, O Campbell, L Hector, D McKay, Rio Tsang.
Northend United 1, Roe Valley 4: For the third week in a row the Northend boys gave away a goal in the opening minutes of the game and by the interval, they were three goals adrift.
They went 4-0 down but grabbed a consolation when Ben Harkin’s corner was half-cleared but Ciaran Martin was there to pick it up and beat two players to play a little back heel into the back of the net. MOM - Caolan Lennon
Northend: D Killough; C Mellon; N Devine; C Martin; C McKillop; K Dziadkowiec; C Lennon; B Harkin; J Connor; S Byrne.
Northend United 0, Willowbank 6: This scoreline really does not reflect the true events of the game, but the top class finishing of Willowbank.
Northend must learn to take their chances in games like this but lots of good signs from the young U13 team who had five U12 players in their team due to injuries to several key players. MOM - Ryan Mark.
Northend.: E McSparran, J Givens, C Meeke, C Kilgore, R Mark, R McKillop, C Metrustry, J Kirkpatrick, C McDonald, P Ferris, R Gamble, M Stewart, J Coates, J Montgomery, R Boomer, M Raine.
Northend United 0, Shankill Juniors: Northend lost this game in the first half, where they conceded three goals but they were unlucky not to get on the scoresheet in the second half. MOM - Ruairi Campbell, Stuart Lecky
Northend: C Brennan (c), S Frew, S Lecky, R Lorimer, R McCluney, J Brady, R Iovu, M Willighan, T Patchett, C McGarry, R Campbell, N Craig.
Windmill 3, Northend United 0: The Blues, missing talisman James Hayburn, flattered to deceive in this match against a well drilled Windmill side. MOM - Josh Mark.
Northend: J Mark, J Penny, J Wharry, D Dobbin (c), A Shaw, B McGarvey, J Stevenson, R Laverty, S Hutchinson, K Babuszewski, A Campbell, J Adams, E McLaughlin, M Kirk, G Macartney.
Newry City 0, Northend United 7: After missing a number of early chances, which included ANdrew Milligan’s effort coming back off the crossbar, Zack Herbison finally broke the deadlock with a shot into the bottom corner of the Newry net.
Jamie Houston finally doubled Northend’s lead after ten minutes off the half, when he scored with a good shot into the corner of the net. This goal effectively killed off Newry’s resilience and Zack Herbison got his second goal of the match.
Jamie Houston scored his second goal and Northend’s fourth of the match when he played a one-two with Zack Herbison and ran on the score with a well placed shot into the corner of the net.
Robbie Dennison continued to pose a threat from each Northend corner before Jamie Houston completed his hat-trick on the day when he clinically scored from a Jack Galbraith cross.
The best and simplest goal of the game was scored by Jack Galbraith when he got on the end of a training ground free-kick which seen Craig Cunningham on the overlap; drive the ball into the Newry box where Galbraith applied the finishing touch.
Robbie Dennison had the final say when he got on the end of a Northend free-kick to steer the ball past the Newry keeper.
Northend: B Cairns, C Cunningham, L McAllister, J Galbraith, R Dennison, T Campbell (c), J Houston, A Milligan, L McFall, Z Herbison, M Waide, C Neilly, J Dawson, O Boyle
GOLF FUNDRAISING DAY
Northend United Youth would like to express thanks to Galgorm Castle Golf Club for hosting the club’s recent golf day and to all our hole sponsors who turned out in force to promote the big day:-
All Saints GAA – Ballymena, AMD Contracts – Ahoghill, Joe Burrell - Ballymena Mortgages, BOSS - Ballymena Out-Side Services, Clough Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club, Connolly’s Bar – Dunvale Ballymena, Co-Op – Dunvale Ballymena, Cosy Corner Bar – Ballymena, Paul Frew MLA DUP – Ballymena, Dave Gordon and Sons Haulage - Portglenone, David Stewart’s Building and Joinery Contracts - Ballymena, Essential Design Group – Castledawson, Etherson Travel – Ballymena, The Fish Bowl – Broughshane, Frydays - Dunvale Ballymena, Fyfes Vehicle and Engineering Supplies – Ballymena, Grafters Restaurant – Ballymena, Graham’s Spar – Ahoghill, Hire-a-Skip - Ballymena, Hunky Dorys – Lisburn, JB Electrical Ltd – Ballymena, J&R Fuels – Ballymena, McKillop’s Spar – Fry’s Road Ballymena, McNeill’s Vivoextra – Broughshane, Michelin PLC - Ballymena, Brian Olliver
Till Rolls – Antrim, RJF Jennings Bakery - Larne, Stevenson and Reid – Ballymena, Stirling Trophies – Ballymena, David R. Swann & Co – Ballymena, Charles Tennant & Co(NI) Ltd – Belfast, W&G Baird – Antrim, Xmas Tree Belfast @ yahoo.com – Belfast
FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT
Northend United Youth are holding one of their now legendary Family Quiz Nights to raise funds for the Club on Thursday 30th October, commencing at 7.30pm sharp at Connolly’s Bar,