Dunclug – Thursday 29th September Cullybackey College 3 v 2 Dunclug
Cullybackey College’s Year 8 team had a tough opening fixture against a strong Dunclug side, in tough weather conditions. It was the Pottinger Street men who started the brightest and after a number of squandered opportunities, they eventually broke the deadlock through a fine finish from the hardworking wide man Kaeden Anderson. It was soon 2-0, when a thunderbolt of a strike from Ashton Thompson fired into the top corner from 20 yards out, an early contender for Goal of the Season!! Storm Reynold made it 3-0, with another skilful finish, that was well deserved after some excellent play by the diminutive midfield dynamo.
At the back, the outstanding Charlie Glass, was keeping things tight alongside defensive partner Jack Wilson, however, Dunclug did pull a goal back against the run of play. As the wind got stronger and the rain heavier, conditions became tough for both sides but it was Dunclug who benefited from the weather conditions and netted a second to make it 3-2. It was nervous times for the Cullybackey boys’ and but for an excellent diving save from Ben McAuley, they could have found themselves all square.
It was becoming a real battle and Lewis Tennant and Captain Cammy McMullan showed they were up for the battle, as they continued to dominate the middle of the park. In final seconds of the game however, Dunclug were awarded a penalty after a forward was brought down in the box. To the delight of the Cullybackey team, the Dunclug forward blasted the ball over the bar from the spot.
To continue this good run the boys know they must to come to training on Tuesday after school 3:30-4:15pm to develop even further, as they push for the league crown.